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Warden says it’s too late to stop wind farm

Dr. Brian Ferguson lives very close, possibly the closest, to the proposed site. He attended the meeting and asked Hunter if he would stand with them in opposing the development of the proposed wind farm. “At tops there are 200 people here tonight and I’m representing over 16,000, and I have got to say it’s not the will of the people when I just hear from 200,” said Hunter.
11 Sep 2014

Residents say wind turbines hurt health, home values

“The flickering runs from fall to spring, and it comes right in our patio door, right into the dining room. It’s just like Chinese Torture. I try to stay out of my kitchen and my dining room which is hard to do because my dining room has my computer in it, and I spend time in my kitchen cooking and cleaning.” She also has a hard time sleeping because of the flickering and the sound created by the turbines.
10 Sep 2014

Wind turbine sound studies to cost more than originally planned

Council initially enacted a wind turbine development bylaw in 2009 and then updated it last fall to address concerns expressed by residents. The updated version changed the setback distance of a turbine to the nearest residence from 750 metres to 1,000 metres (one kilometre) and also included a maximum sound tolerance of 36 decibels for any turbine operating within the county.
20 Jun 2014

Turbine study to be published

A local study that concluded industrial wind turbines cause distress among people who live near them is to be published in an online medical journal. The report, which was co-authored by Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hazel Lynn and epidemiological researcher Dr. Ian Arra, will be published in the online journal, Cureus. No date has been announced for publication.
22 May 2014

Community concerned about coming wind turbine

Construction of a wind turbine is expected to begin in the community of Bateston in the spring, a project some residents are not looking forward to. A meteorological tower to measures the wind has been set up at the site for the Celtic Current wind turbine project  in Bateston, about one kilometre off the road, near MacVicar's Lake.
8 Jan 2014
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