20-storey wind turbine blades helicoptered to Grouse Mountain

Wildlife News

The whoop-whoop-whoop of the helicopter announces the arrival of the 20-storey blade.

Gleaming in the early morning sun, the massive blade was one of three delivered to the top of Grouse Mountain on Friday, where they'll be pieced together to become Vancouver's first wind turbine.


During an environmental study of the mountain, Grouse discovered seven species of bats on its slopes. Grouse Mountain president Stuart McLaughlin told district councillors he had plans to hire two experts to monitor how bats and birds are affected by the new turbine.

Plans to study impacts on wildlife are still in place, Mbaho says.

"We already have experts (working with) our (wildlife) refuges. They will also work with third party consultants," he said.


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