There were smiles on a lot of faces in Prince Edward County after the provincial government announced plans to scrap the White Pines Wind Project.
But a day after Doug Ford’s big bombshell, work continued near the shores of Lake Ontario.
The first of nine wind turbines is already up, and a second was on its way up on Wednesday.
Legislation could be introduced as early as next week. CKWS spoke with WPD Canada president Ian MacRae.
In a statement, he said: “We have a contract with the government and work will continue until we are told officially, if and when legislation is passed.”
Steve Ferguson, a county councillor, says he was pleasantly surprised by the government’s announcement.
“What has been terrific about this is that it really has brought the community together. A lot of people have been involved in this since the get-go.”
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Cancelling the White Pines project could cost more than $100 million. MacRae says the dispute could be headed to the courts.