Lucan contractor hopes his 11-metre tall replica will show people – and provincial officials – just how much of an eyesore these monstrosities will be in Lake Huron
LUCAN – Dave Barr gazes up at the silver column standing in his driveway.
“I’m sure I’m going to tick a few of my neighbours off,” says the Lucan contractor. “But that’s OK.”
Frankly, Barr is hoping to tick off more than just a few neighbours.
Because when he’s finished, that pillar will stand nearly 11 metres tall – about the height of an average telephone pole. It’ll feature three 2.4-metre long propellers, a blinking red light and a big sign bearing one simple word: No.
In a ballsy bid to protest the province’s proposal to erect wind turbines in Lake Huron near his cottage, and convince other residents that such a wind farm will be an ugly eyesore, Barr is building his own replica of a wind turbine.
Ian Gillespie is the Free Press city columnist.