By Mike WhelanThe story of how a windmill built in Fairhope, Nova Scotia, became the centerpiece of a community’s revitalization efforts in the town of Windsor is now part of a national project.
The windmill, constructed in 1927, is now the centrepiece of a revitalization effort for Windsor.
A team of students, local and national environmental groups, and a private donor spent $1.5 million to buy the wind farm and renovate the structure to make it usable for wind power.
The windmill is now open to the public and can be reached at Fairhaven Boatyard, a small dock off the coast of Fairhaven, Nova.
The team, including former students at Fairhouser College, built the structure with the assistance of a private foundation.
The university is currently running a wind energy project in the village.
The village has been working for about five years to renovate its building, which has been a gathering place for local communities and the community in general, said community manager Kevin Bower.
“We’ve been able to do a lot of work in that building that would not be possible with the wind mill.”
The village also built a new, larger, and taller structure to accommodate the wind turbines.
It is now in its final stages of construction.
The project has also brought community members together to help rebuild a community of more than 400 people.
Bower said there is a real sense of camaraderie and that it has been very difficult for the community to deal with the loss of the structure.
“It’s hard to rebuild, and it’s even harder to live with the losses that we’ve suffered,” he said.
“That’s been hard, but I think that’s what we are all doing.”
The team behind the project has a plan to help people recover from the loss.
“I think it’s important to help the community heal from what happened,” said senior student Kate Leibold.
“The wind mill is an important part of the community and it needs to be preserved and restored.”
The wind farm is not the only piece of infrastructure that has been taken down in Windsor.
The Windsor River Bridge, the former waterway, was also demolished.
A community plan was also put forward to replace the bridge, but was never approved.
Windsor’s population grew rapidly in the 1970s, which helped drive up the cost of building the windfarm, and in the 1980s, the project became one of the largest in the province.
The project was eventually approved in 1997, but the construction was not completed until 2007.
The community has been rebuilding for several years, and now hopes to reopen it in 2018.
“It’s a very beautiful project, and we’re really excited to be able to open the windy section of the river in Fair Haven,” Bower said.