John Miner has an extensive article detailing some industrial wind turbine issues in Ontario, in general, and along the coast of Lake Huron specifically. A video accompanies the written article.
Rose Vlemmic has one word to describe the giant wind turbines about to be built behind her Grand Bend home: Ugly.Continue reading the article (including quotes from WCO's Jane Wilson) at the London Free Press website
"It's just ridiculous. We had our house up for sale, but who's going to buy it with all these turbines?" she says.
Four years after building their dream home outside the resort village, Rose and her husband Ray have been jolted by news that four industrial wind turbines -- 100 metres high -- will go up on the farmland between their house and the village.
They're not alone in their shock. As prolific as the often-unwanted wind farms already are in rural Ontario, the province hasn't seen anything yet.
While Ontario has 1,200 industrial wind turbines operating now, it has signed deals that'll more than double that number in the next couple of years.
Add in plans for more turbines -- projects either going through the approval mill, or on the drawing boards -- and that figure could jump to 6,400 turbines, according to calculations by Wind Concerns Ontario, a citizens' group that tracks the ever-changing projects.