• Renewable Energy Education

    Visit our Community page to learn more about our initiatives in the community and how the project is bringing renewable energy education to local students

  • Community Liaison Committee

    The South Canoe CLC plays an integral role in representing the local community and bringing forward great questions and ideas for the project. To learn more about the CLC, visit the Community page

  • Environmental Assessment

    The Environmental Assessment is a comprehensive study including research on environment, wildlife, health, and visual aspects. To view the EA and more photomontages like this one, visit the What's New page

What's New

Meetings Minimize

    THANK YOU to all who attend the South Canoe Wind Farm Grand Opening on June 21st, 2015


    SAVE-the-DATE for the SOUTH CANOE WIND FARM GRAND OPENING - June 21st, 2015

    WIND FARM SITE TOUR - Thank you to everyone who attended the tour on November 22, 2014 and for your interest in the project.



    WIND FARM SITE TOUR – All Are Welcome!

    You are invited to join us for a tour of the site on Saturday November 22.


    Turbine Deliveries Public Meeting 

    Thank you to everyone who attended the September 30th public meeting regarding the turbine deliveries. To view a copy of the presentation that was delivered, click here. For a summary of the information shared, please view this handout.

    Public Meeting - Turbine Deliveries Starting in October

    You are invited to join us on Tuesday September 30th from 7:00 - 8:30pm at the New Ross Fire Hall to learn more about the turbine deliveries.

    Project Open House - Come and Meet Acciona!

    A big Thank You to everyone who attended the open house on April 2, 2014 at the New Ross Legion. Acciona was pleased to meet the community and are eager to work with you over the coming months. At the open house, we shared information on the construction next steps, tranportation plan, local businesses, the Community Liaison Committee and Sponsorship Fund, as well as info on Acciona themselves. To view the posters that were on display, click here.


    CLC member Debbie Reeves presenting Arlan Halverson (Acciona Energy) with gift made by local blacksmith Scott Hamlin. (Photos by Kerry Keddy and Earla Wilson)

    Follow Up Meeting with Local Businesses

    Thank you to everyone who came to our Local Business Meetings on June 18th and July 29th, 2013 in New Ross. We have received a lot of input into the Local Business Directory which will be shared with project contractors in the coming months. We are still finalizing the directory, so please feel free to share information with us. Stay tuned to the website, newsletter and local media for information on upcoming meetings with local businesses.

    Project Kick-Off Open House and Local Business Meet & Greet

    To continue our dialogue with the community, we held a project kick-off open house on Monday April 29th, 2013 at the New Ross Fire Hall. 51 community members attended and spoke one-on-one with our team members about construction, jobs, CLC, and ideas on community project sponsorship. Click here to view the posters displayed at the open-house.

    On May 6, 2013 we met with local businesses to share information on the project and learned about local services that could be offered to the project. Thank you to everyone who made it out and shared their ideas! Click here to view the Business Meet & Greet presentation.

    Public Information Open House - February 11, 2013

    As part of the Development Agreement process, the Municipal District of Chester held a public meeting on February 11, 2013 in order to share project information and Municipal Planning information with the local community. We presented the following posters at the meeting.

    Community Information Sessions A Success

    The South Canoe Wind Project team held open house information sessions both in Vaughan and the Town of Chester.  The sessions aimed to provide information and to receive feedback from residents and local stakeholders.  We received considerable input and  are striving to maintain community involvement in the project.  The project team would like to thank those who made it to the community sessions and encourage those with further questions or comments to contact us.

    Since the open house sessions in February 2012, the project footprint has been significantly reduced as a result of recommendations during the Environmental Assessment review process.  The links to open house posters below reflect the previous project footprint.

  • Working With You Poster 
  • Local Benefits Poster 
  • Environmental Assessment Process Poster 
  • Facts About Sound Poster 
  • Wind Farm View Plane Poster 

Municipality of Chester Development Agreement Process Minimize


An important project milestone includes entering into a Development Agreement with the Municipality of the District of Chester. Under the Municipality’s Land-Use By-Law, all electric generating facilities with a production rating of 10 MW or more which are not owned by the Municipality of Chester that are to be located in the General Basic Zone must enter into a Development Agreement with the Municipality.

On October 15, 2012, the project submitted a letter to Chester Council requesting to enter into a Development Agreement. The Municipality held a meeting of the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) on Monday January 21st at the Forest Heights Community School. In addition, Municipal Council and staff from the Community Development Department held a Public Information Open House in Council Chambers on February 11 and Public Hearings at Forest Heights Community School on February 21 and March 4.

On March 14, Council voted to approve the Development Agreement for the South Canoe Wind Farm. On behalf of our South Canoe Wind Farm project team, we'd like to thank you for all of the time and energy that has been put into the Development Agreement process. We appreciate your input into the process and will continue to work with you over the coming months and years.

To view the Municipal Planning Report, public hearing documents and Development Agreement process information, please visit the Chester Municipality website here.

On September 5, 2013, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) delivered a decision on the appeals of Chester Municipal Council’s Development Agreement approval.  The UARB decided to uphold Council’s approval of the Development Agreement, confirming that Council carried out the intent of the Municipal Planning Strategy.  

To read the UARB’s decision document, click here

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