The Wolfe Island WIND PROJECT INFORMATION DISPLAY PANELS have been posted.
Here are direct links to the most intersting panels:October 2009 UPDATE: These documents were originally hosted at http://www.wolfeislandwind.com/project_docs/ which is now offline.
COULD BE A GOOD TOPIC: Sailing And The Wolfe Island Wind Project.
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TWO TAKEAWAYS FROM THE WIND PROJECT OPEN HOUSE:
Firstly, for swimmers and windsurfers, it looks like they will be drilling at an angle from the shore outwards, and not trenching through the shoal at Paterson Park. That's good.
Secondly, those wind turbines are huge!. The rotors sweep a circle 93m in diameter, and the highest rotor point is 123m minimum, which of course will be visible from some distance.
REMINDER: THE PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE for The Wolfe Island Wind Project is this Wednesday, March 28, 2007 between 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ambassador Conference Resort, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston.
In short, current plans lay the 237 kV cable right through one of Kingston's best lakefront swimming holes. Click here for diagrams and links to background materials.
A good thing: Kingston Yacht Club is running a BOAT LOAN PROGRAM.
The KYC Junior Sailing program has a limited number of boats for racing-level kids who do not have their own boat.
Do you have a Laser gathering dust in your garage, or hiding under your deck? Do you have an Optimist that your kids no longer use? If so, and if you would be willing to loan, charter or otherwise make it available to our Junior Sailing kids, then please contact Chris Walmsley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This sounds like something worth supporting.
There are WATERFRONT ITEMS IN THE 2007-08 MUNICIPAL CAPITAL BUDGET which should be approved tonight.
MINIMUS SAILING TEAM FUNDRAISER on Tuesday April 3 at 1900, at the Kingston Yacht Club in the Partridge room. Tickets are $10 at the door. Donations towards the Nathan Baron's Mini Transat campaign will be greatly appreciated. The speaker is Brian Hancock, veteran of three Whitbreads, maxi catamarans, and Open 50's among other things.
Following days of conflicting reports, it's now official: OIL FROM MONDAY MORNING'S DERAILMENT LEAKS INTO CATARAQUI CREEK.
No change yet to most of the pages fetched by those menu items.
We can only speculate why 180 pixels across the top of page is wasted on whitespace, logos and images.
It seems they are still presenting radar imagery according to their internal worldview. Hands-up if you know where Franktown is located.
Yesterday The Whig Standard published this Notice of Application and Hearing for the underwater cable (see diagrams) that will link the Wolfe Island wind project with the mainland. People have until March 16th to make presentations of concerns on the matter, and until April 5th to send letters.
A notable point of contention is the plan to pass a 230 kV power cable through one of the best swimming spots on the Kingston side, on the mostly smooth flat rock off Paterson Park.
Could this please be done in a sensible and respectful manner, to minimize the possibility of flaking and erosion of the layered limestone bottom, both short and long term? Can we please pick the best place and best way to come ashore, one which might be just a few dozen metres one way or another, in recognition that people of all ages should be swimming barefoot there, say, for the next few centuries of summers?
Everyone concerned about this popular swimming/windsurfing area off the point near Paterson Park should send their comments to the Ontario Energy Board before April 5. You can send an email outlining why you think cable routing should absolutely respect people's continued long term bare-footed recreational use of the smooth flat-rock reef to email@example.com. Be sure to include the file reference number EB-2007-0034 in the subject of your email.
Also City Councillor: Dorothy Hector
Home Phone: 613-634-1732
More generally, see an interactive map of Kingston's waterfront parks.
Here's the BRIGANTINE "ST. LAWRENCE II" SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2007. See too the list of donated things they need, like a T.V. and VCR for classroom work, used laser printer, and other useful stuff you may have gathering dust.
THERE'S INCREASING CONCERN FOR PATERSON PARK SHOAL, one of the best spots for swimming along the Kingston waterfront, and an exquisite sailboarding wave break.
The Wolfe Island Wind Project currently proposes to run its ~230kV cable in a trench through there.
Considering the underwater portion of the cable is already 7,500m long, surely doing a Smart Thing is possible.