Time for Wynne to deal with that rural Ontario “thing”: wind turbines

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Dear Ms. Wynne,
Now that we have gotten this “Toronto thing” out of the way; let’s get this rural Ontario “thing” – wind turbines – out of the way. We want a moratorium and answers to our questions as to why so many people are being adversely affected. We will not accept replies that are condescending and dismissive.

Dr. Michael Nissenbaum, one of the authors of “Effects Of Industrial Wind Turbine Noise On Sleep And Health,2012” – the Mars Hill epidemiological study, says it best:   “If someone came into a doctor’s office and said they have chest pain and the physician said ‘It’s all in your head,’ without investigating, that would be the height of malpractice. It’s the same thing if patients are complaining of sleep disturbances and other ill effects, and off the top of your head you claim they’re making it up and it’s about the way the turbines look, especially when there’s a known, plausible mechanism for why people could be affected. There’s nothing magical about the effect that people are sleeping poorly due to the noise. There’s nothing difficult to understand or fantastical. Nothing stretches your belief.

This whole issue has always been about ethics and what the application of the practical limits are of harm – i.e., what you can reasonably accept in the way of harm of the rural population.

I would hope that instead you will want to know why it is, despite the all the excuses of the wind industry and the MOE, that people still are being affected? Why are there increasing reports of vertigo and nausea with the latest projects?

The first step to getting those answers is a moratorium on construction of projects. That would be a real show of understanding and respect for rural Ontario.

And, instead of becoming the Minister of Agriculture, you should create and head a new Ministry, “The Ministry of Ethics” to oversee the other ministries.

We need a Minister to protect us from the Ministers.

Sincerely,
Harvey Wrightman

No more bull from Bullfrog Power Inc.

Send a Message: Stop funding professional subsidy parasites

by Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun

Let’s call it the latest bit of bull left over from the Days of David Miller.  For the past three years, the city has been paying as much as a 50% premium to heat and keep the lights on at City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square using green, renewable energy. Continue reading

Reviewing the green wave

Send a Message: Stop funding professional subsidy parasites

by Sue-Anne Levy, Toronto Sun

…“There are no sacred cows,” he said. “Ultimately a decision has to be made by council as to how high a priority these expenditures are compared to other needs.” Continue reading

Smitherman vows to establish green tech district

by JOHN LORINC  Globe and Mail

Battling for advantage in what amounts to a dead heat, mayoral hopeful George Smitherman reached out to ethnic businesses and the city’s nascent green technology sector Thursday with an economic development strategy that will rely on unpaid “ambassadors” who will sell Toronto abroad, as well as tax abatements to attract clean-tech firms to the city. Continue reading

Join Toronto Wind Action for a special Beach community meeting

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Hall, St Aidan’s Anglican Church
70 Silver Birch Ave, Toronto Ontario
Phone 416-567-5115 for more information
Press is welcome

Dr Lu Lombardi, infrasound expert, and Carmen Krogh, retired pharmacist and member of The Society for Wind Vigilance will speak on the health dangers of turbines.  This is your chance to understand the serious mythologies that surround turbines as a source of energy and what turbines in our Great Lakes will do to our communities, wildlife, birds and bats, your children’s health, and your drinking water.

Open Letter to Toronto Mayor, David Miller

5.5 million people in GTA - One lonely turbine

Mr. David Miller, Mayor
City of Toronto, City Hall

Today, June 28, 2010 I saw you on television. You talked about many things, including protests, and “How to get your message out without destroying the city.” One item in particular struck me. You talked about the G20 and how it could be used to address Climate Change and getting the message out. I believe you said that: “It was the most important issue in the world today!”, or words to that effect. If this be so, then you have a unique opportunity, and you are in a unique position to bring that opportunity to fruition with the eyes of the world upon you. Continue reading

Toronto Wind Action hosts Community Meeting

Thursday, May 27  7:00 pm

Wilfred Laurier Collegiate Cafeteria
145 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, ON

For more information:  Toronto Wind Action

Experts speakers in wind, medical and economics

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