Are wind turbines truly safe?
What we can't see from Kingston, but what one island neighbour told me is among the biggest changes to their lives, is the noise. When the wind is up, "it sounds like a jet engine coming through -- and they're not all up and running yet."
July 2, 2009
by Karen Weisbaum
in The Kingston Whig Standard
Amidst accolades surrounding the completion of the Wolfe Island wind turbines, a friend and I just took our first trip of the season to my small property on Simcoe Island.
About 5 km west of Marysville, at the turnoff to the Simcoe Island ferry, stand about 15 or more turbines, quite evident on the boat trip across. We drove west another 4 or 5 km to the property, which faces south.
It's a lovely spot, though noticeably different this year. We did not stay late enough to see the flashing light on each tower, though you can see these from... [continue via Web link]