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Vanishing Legacies at the Regent Theatre Thurs. Nov 27/14

We are pleased to offer SSC members advance notice of an important upcoming event at the Regent Theatre in support of Ostrander Point:
Vanishing Legacies: A Celebration in Film of the County’s South Shore” 
Thursday, November 27 at 7 p.m. at the Regent Theatre, Picton

This celebration of the County’s south shore will include Suzanne Pasternak’s film on the Prince Edward Point fishing village and the history of fishing on the south shore. Suzanne will perform songs she has written on the people and times depicted in the film. History buffs and history-challenged alike will enjoy Peter Lockyer’s related History Moments and Marc Sequin will give a short presentation on Save our Lighthouses.

Be sure to mark this date on your calendar and join in this memorable celebration of County history in support of the Save Ostrander Point Legal Fund. There will be a door charge of $15 and a donation jar. This celebration is particularly well timed with the Court of Appeal hearing taking place ten days later on December 8 – 9. We hope that the donation jar will be filled to overflowing as a show of our gratitude and support for the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists as they head to court to yet again defend their Environmental Review Tribunal win.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SSC Board


Watermark Movie Fundraiser at Picton’s Regent Theatre

Dear SSC Members,

You are invited to attend a special screening of the award-winning documentary film “Watermark” on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Regent Theatre in Picton, 7 pm – 9 pm.  Admission $10*.

Cinefest has dedicated the screening of this award winning film to the Ostrander Point Appeal Fund.  The film will be introduced on Skype by producer Jennifer Baichwal.  As an added highlight to the evening County musician and songwriter Suzanne Pasternak will perform her hauntingly beautiful song Midnight Migration.

What better way to start off the New Year!  Let’s do our best to fill the Regent – weather permitting!


SSC Board

Janice Gibbins, Sandy Goranson, Paula Peel, Beth Harrington


* All proceeds from this fundraiser will aid the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists in their legal fight against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Gilead Power Corporation.

South Shore Conservancy Annual Meeting July 7, 2012

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Dear SSC Members,

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our AGM on Saturday July 7 at Milford Town Hall, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.  Renewal fees for the upcoming year and new member registrations will be received at the door during the half hour preceding the meeting, between 10:00-10:30 a.m.  We appreciate any and all efforts to increase SSC membership by bringing along new members and all new members signed up at the door are welcome to attend the AGM. Please note that only registered members may attend the AGM. 

AGM Guest Speaker Naturalist Terry Sprague

We are pleased to announce that famed local naturalist Terry Sprague is our featured speaker.  As well as being a peer reviewed author Terry’s weekly nature column has appeared in the Picton Gazette since 1965.  Terry’s involvement with the south shore Important Bird Area goes back many years and he played an important part in setting up the current bird banding station. We look forward to hearing the high points of his times spent in the IBA. 

The government’s continued delay in publishing a decision in regard to Gilead Power’s project at Ostrander Point has put us all on edge.  Come out:

  • to hear the latest information on the two projects that threaten our IBA, Gilead Power and WPD Canada
  • for more information about legal tactics to be deployed  
  • to learn about funds required and fund-raising plans
  • to nominate new Board members / vote in SSC Board  
  • to renew your membership or to sign on as a new member 

Please bring your own refreshments.  If you arrive in Milford early refreshments can readily be obtained at Milford Market at Mount Tabor, which is only a few minutes drive from Milford Town Hall or from Hicks General Store, which is almost across the street from the Town Hall.  

We would much appreciate an RSVP as this will help us estimate the numbers.  

We look forward to seeing you,

Sandra Goranson
Beth Harrington
Janice Gibbins
Paula Peel

Survey on McGuinty green energy & FIT program

The OAC (McGuinty Government) wants your input on the FIT program and other aspects of clean/green energy.  While some of the questions seem to require technical answers and a thorough reading of government propaganda, you can tell them what you honestly think about turbines and how you believe they will affect the South Shore. There are no right or wrong answers – what counts are your opinions.

 This type of survey usually attracts comments from non-rural people and those who have little understanding of the threats industrial wind turbines pose to fragile wildlife habitation and migrating species. It is important that we express our opinions as well.

If you have not already done so, you can also write to our three new Ministers about this survey and express your concerns about the Gilead Power and White Pines Development industrial wind projects in the South Shore. 

Hon.  Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment

 Hon. Christopher Bentley, Minister of Energy

 Hon. Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources

Windfall documentary now on TV 

Last May APPEC and CCSAGE screened the Laura Israel documentary Windfall at the Regent Theatre.  The film is an excellent American version of the BBC series Blown Apart, except it has a happier ending.   If you missed it at the Regent or want to encourage friends to take a look, note that Windfall will have its Canadian television premiere on CBC’s specialty channel Documentary.   Check your Bell, Rogers or Shaw Direct listings for this subscription channel. 

 Windfall airs Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m.  If you are in the GTA Windfall airs on Nov 7.  Click on the link below for other viewing times:

BBC industrial wind turbine documentary on TVO

The North American premiere of a four-part documentary series Blown Apart:Windfarm Wars begins Sunday October 9, 2011 at 8 pm ET on TVO. 

Directed by Jeremy Gibson and produced by Sevenstones Media for BBC, this timely four-part documentary series examines what happens when a wind farm of nine 120-metre high turbines is planned to be built on a sensitive English landscape. Filmed over four turbulent years, the series reveals a deeply divided community and explores in candid and intimate detail a story that goes to the very heart of the question of renewable energy, our attitudes towards it and the future for on-shore wind power.

Of special interest to naturalists will be the focus on the impact to bird populations and the destruction of scenery.  Don’t miss this new and controversial documentary.