Archive for January, 2011

Councillor Crawford against proposed turbine project

Newly elected Councillor of Ward 36, Gary Crawford, is strongly opposed to the proposed wind turbine project along the Scarborough Bluffs.

Crawford was quick to express his dismay over the matter, clearly outlining some of his issues with the project.

“I am completely against it, they just don’t make sense at an economic level. The cost is too much,” Crawford said in an interview over the phone Tuesday.

The local protest group known as Save the Bluffs state on their website that consumers pay an average of 2.5 times more for power generated from wind turbines than normal system prices. Continue reading

Witnessing the Formation of New Land… Can You Imagine?

Land, what would we be without it? Merpeople? Extremely intelligent fish? Would we exist at all? None of us question land and its worth, it’s just something that exists and is vital to our lives. To us, it’s something that’s always been there and will continue to always be there; grounding us with its firm base and essentials for life. Many of us are content with what Earth has to give us, growing used to its features and focusing our attention more to the mysterious terrains elsewhere in the universe. However, Earth still has much to offer, with its endless oddities and bountiful mysteries. Even something as simple as the creation of new land is baffling, for we all know it happens, but we just accept it as something that occurs behind closed doors and is left for discovery. But for this lucky crew, a routine journey through the South Pacific turned out to be much more. Possibly for the first time ever humans have serendipitously bared witness to the creation of land, as they watched mountains rise from beneath the water in a matter of minutes.

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