April 16, 2011. The Whig-Standard carried another article [backup copy] on Amherst Island, this time about the lack of money being paid to the township by the project. In the past, local councils approved the projects, which gave them leverage to get some added revenues. With the Green Energy Act the province took over the approvals, and there was no longer a need for the developers to bribe the locals.
April 8, 2011. The local newspaper, the Whig-Standard, carried this article [backup link]. Unless the birds get in the way, I figure the project is a done deal. The article mentions that Algonquin signed the contract and it must be in operation by February 2014. Of course I’ll continue to follow its progress here, followed by the effects on the birds, people etc.