A. C. Goddard Hill, B Sc, MD, CCFP
General and Family Physician
306-210 Dundas Street EastꎌŽ>
613 968 8692 fax 613 968 5009
January 9, 2013
Honourable James Bradley by Fax 416 314 6748
Minister of Environment
77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson
ON M7A 2T5ꎌŽ>
Re. Ostrander Point proposal, Gilead
Dear Minister Bradley,
As a former biologist with the Conservation
Authorities Branch, Province of Ontario, and as one with local knowledge of the
natural history of the Long Point-Prince Edward Bay zone of Prince Edward County it is difficult for me to envision a worse
possible location for the siting of industrial wind turbines than Ostrander Point on the Lake Ontario north shore.
Ostrander Point is located immediately
south of South Bay and the Little Bluff conservation zone, immediately east of the Miller land trust conservation property,
and immediately west of the Prince Edward Point National wildlife area.
As a consequence it is an area of
high activity for migrating bird species as well as recovering resident species.
Based on the Wolfe Island
experience there is no question that large birds, including raptors, will be felled by these machines in significant numbers.
For the proponent to suggest otherwise
Minister, as a former St. Catharines
resident I know that you have a long established reputation as someone with a concern for our natural world and I thank you
for your good work over the years.
I urge you to put a stop to this
A.C. Goddard Hill
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