[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

17 people have complained of health issues from turbines 

Credit:  By Don Crosby, For The Sun Times | www.nugget.ca 3 September 2012 ~~

A Grey Highlands woman wants her council to prod the provincial government into investigating health issues that she and more than a dozen others say are caused from living near industrial wind turbines south of Maxwell.

“I want council to write the Ministry of the Environment on behalf of all of us and say there are people who are suffering, that we have problems with this and I’m hoping their voice will carry some weight. How many people is the MOE going to ignore?” asked Virginia Stewart Love.

Last week’s plea was a follow up to a letter she wrote to council on April 27 signed by 17 people who detail health effects that they say began following production by the 11 wind turbines belonging to the Plateau Wind Project located along south of Maxwell along County Rd. 2.

The project began production in February of this year. Since then Stewart Love has made dozens of complaints to the MOE about pressure in her head and ears, vibration within her body, ringing in the ears particularly at night but sometimes during the day.

“It’s been less frequent in the summer and that’s because a lot of the time the wind turbines aren’t turning,” she said.

Stewart Love says she believes she’s suffering from the effects of low frequency sound, “ because I can’t actually hear the turbines from my house. The infrasound comes into the house,” she said.

The closest turbine is 1,400 metres from her home. She can see a total of six from her house and she doesn’t know how far the others are from her house because the developer and the MOE won’t tell her, she says.

“I want the council to be a little pro active when it comes to the people in the community that are suffering from the impacts of the wind turbines and I am one of them. I live near several of them,” she said.

Stewart Love also wrote a letter on Aug. 9 to David Michaud, the principal investigator and project manager of Health Canada’s recently announced study of the health effects of industrial wind turbines.

She would like to be a part of the study announced by the federal government on July 10.

Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will conduct a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, people living near wind power developments.

The study will be focused on an initially targeted sample size of 2,000 dwellings selected from eight to 12 wind turbine installation facilities in Canada.

More later

Source:  By Don Crosby, For The Sun Times | www.nugget.ca 3 September 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Contributions
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

Tag: Complaints

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky