Grouse Mountain’s New Landmark.

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Vancouverites can now test their eyesight just by gazing at the distant Grouse Mountain. The ski trail and theĀ  lights are pretty easy to spot but there is already a feature that will require more than just a fleeting glance.

It might not be easy to spot, at least from the city, but it’s up there to stay. And to stand as a huge, landmark proponent for renewable energy and all things environmental.

Called The Eyes of the Wind, the 65-metres tall wind turbine will start to rotate at 260km/h at the tips, feeding electricity to the facilities perched on the top.

Now, aside from the usual crowd rushing up the Grouse Grind, expect eco-aficionados of all colours and shapes, including our very own Green Leader, who, I am sure, will be thrilled at the sheer size and beauty of it.

On my part, I am personally thrilled that Vancouver has set a prominent example looming high as a daily promise that one day we’ll be done with oil and coal.

I also couldn’t resist my designer itch to add a small touch to the Grouse Mountain logo…

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