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April 2016

Coincidence?…Why are officers of health being removed from their positions?

Seems that when brave acting medical officers of health talk to the people being impacted in industrial wind projects, relay information publicly and start to do something to investigate, they mysteriously change statements or leave their jobs. Considering the ministry of health will not talk with the suffering families, will anyone in a position of authority, with integrity and honesty ever be able to report on the truth without suffering life altering consequences?

This good doctor in Ontario had recently committed to investigating the harm in wind turbine operations in Huron County.

Here: Huron County Health Unit Investigating Wind Turbine Health Complaints

The Huron County Health Unit is launching an investigation into reported health effects from wind turbines.

This is in response to feedback from a number of Huron County residents reporting negative health impacts from living close to Industrial Wind Turbines.

East Huron resident Gerry Ryan was part of the group that made a presentation of health concerns to the Health Unit last week and he says they were well received by health officials.

“We presented 26 health impact statements, they ranged from sleeplessness to headaches to migraines, bloody noses, heart palpitations right across the board,” says Ryan.

The Health Unit investigation will happen in two phases, the first being the launch of an online survey in May to collect information on the number of complaints and/or concerns from residents.

Ryan and his colleagues are ecstatic that somebody is at least doing something to address the many concerns of numerous residents in Huron County.

“There absolutely is noise but there is also what’s known as infrasound.   Nobody, the Ontario Government, the wind industry is doing anything about the infrasound and they knew it was going to cause problems,” adds Ryan.

Infrasound is sound that is more often felt rather than heard.

Ryan notes that Phase 2 of the Health Unit investigation may involve actual acoustic testing both inside and outside of affected homes.

And then this blow:

Huron County Health Loses Medical Officer Of Health

The Huron County Health Unit no longer has a Medical Officer of Health.

Health Board Chair Tyler Hessel announced this morning the board has parted ways with Acting Medical Officer of Health Doctor Jan Owen. Owen was hired just over one year ago to replace Doctor Nancy Cameron.

Hessel says all of the programs run by the Health Unit will continue, and Perth County Medical Officer of Health Doctor Miriam Klassen has offered her assistance until there is a new Medical Officer of Health for Huron.

more here:

And in Wisconsin:

This officer of health was public about the problems people are experiencing and was very concerned. Read about it on this website.

“…Despite this admission, approximately one month later Ms. Xiong went on to make her declaration that“Currently there is insufficient scientific evidence-based research to support the relationship between wind turbines and health concerns.”   She then went further in saying that this was her “final decision” and that she would only monitor the situation “on an annual basis”.  In this decision she completely ignored the real world health impact of Duke Energy’s wind turbines on Brown County families as evidenced through their sworn affidavits and their documentation of past and continued suffering, not to mention her own repeated migraines when in proximity to Duke’s turbines.

So what has happened between Ms. Xiong’s declaration and the March 18th release of the open records showing that Brown County’s Health Officer Chua Xiong suffers migraines when she is by the Shirley Wind turbines?  On March 4th, Ms. Xiong submitted her resignation to County Executive Troy Streckenbach.  He did not share this with County department heads until just two days prior to March 18th, Ms. Xiong’s last day.  This date also coincides with Executive Streckenbach’s announcement of Brown County Corporation Counsel Juliana Ruenzel’s resignation….”



It Takes a Team

It takes a multi-layered team effort to pull off the wind turbine scam. Ongoing harm to human and animal health is one of the most repugnant aspects of this policy. Crucial messaging partnerships were formed between our provinical and federal governments aligned with industry, lobbys, ENGOs, professional affiliations and agencies such as public health. I know, I know, sounds like a conspiracy. Unfortunately for those on the receiving end, it pretty much is.

The following comment is what you will find on the Health Canada website as a conclusion to the 2+ million dollar study that the public has yet been able to scrutinize.

A blue highlighted box draws your eye to a quick summary of the study. Remember, the terminology/phrasing can be somewhat confusing for the layman.

The following were not found to be associated with WTN exposure:

  • self-reported sleep (e.g., general disturbance, use of sleep medication, diagnosed sleep disorders);
  • self-reported illnesses (e.g., dizziness, tinnitus, prevalence of frequent migraines and headaches) and chronic health conditions (e.g., heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes); and
  • self-reported perceived stress and quality of life.

While some individuals reported some of the health conditions above, the prevalence was not found to change in relation to WTN levels.

In the blue box further down you’ll find this acknowledgment of harm:

The following was found to be statistically associated with increasing levels of WTN:

  • annoyance towards several wind turbine features (i.e. noise, shadow flicker, blinking lights, vibrations, and visual impacts).

See that! There’s that word ‘annoyance’ again !!


This was a letter sent to the Health Canada Study Team reflecting on the consequences of their summary.

Date: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Subject: David Suzuki and Health Canada
To: Prime Minister Stephen Harper <>,, David Michaud <>,,,,, Allison Denning <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Cc:, “Jones-co, Sylvia” <>

This is one of the serious consequences when you issue confusing information, misinformation and public statements that the general public cannot possibly understand.
David Suzuki is larger than life for some folk, students and teachers who breathe in every word he mutters.
You have done a great disservice to the many innocent families who are being impacted by wind turbine projects in Canada.
This is shameful and your HC wind turbine summary should be pulled from your website and corrected immediately.
The ongoing physical and psychological damage being done to those suffering is immense.

Photo: Wind offers a healthy way to generate power

(Credit: Paul Vincent via Flickr)

By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation’s Senior Editor Ian Hanington

There’s no free ride when it comes to generating energy. Even the cleanest sources have environmental consequences. Materials for all power-generating facilities have to be obtained and transported, and infrastructure must be built, maintained and eventually decommissioned. Wind turbines take up space and can harm wildlife. Hydro floods agricultural land and alters water cycles.

That’s why conservation is the best way to reduce energy-consumption impacts. Reductions in energy use and investment in energy-efficiency technologies are so significant that the International Energy Agency refers to conservation as the “first fuel”.

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No matter how good we get at conserving, though, we’ll always need energy, so we must find ways to employ the least damaging technologies and reduce negative effects. We know the world’s preferred, and currently cheapest, method to generate power — burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas — is the most destructive, causing pollution, global warming and massive environmental damage during extraction, transport, refining and use. And supplies are becoming more difficult to obtain and will eventually run out.

In contrast, wind power doesn’t create pollution or global warming emissions, is affordable and will never run out. Improvements to power-generation capacity, efficiency and affordability will continue to boost its importance in the energy mix. But we must ensure turbines are installed in locations and using methods that reduce negative impacts on humans and wildlife.

Thanks to ongoing research and testing, wind power has come a long way in a relatively short time. Wildlife behaviour studies, along with technological improvements, have significantly reduced harm to birds and bats, and better siting has reduced impacts on other wildlife and habitat. Wind power generation is far safer for birds, bats and other animals than burning fossil fuels.

But what about wind power’s effects on humans, a key argument used by opponents? Turbines, especially older ones, can be noisy, and some people find them unsightly — although I prefer the sight of wind farms to smokestacks and smog. Many problems can be addressed by locating quieter turbines far enough from human habitation to reduce impacts.

As for health effects, a recent comprehensive Health Canada study confirms previous research: Although people report being annoyed by wind turbines, there’s no measurable association between wind turbine noise and sleep disturbance and disorders, illnesses and chronic health conditions, or stress and quality-of-life issues. A 2013 Australian report concluded people living near wind installations where anti-wind campaigns were active were more likely to report health problems, suggesting some issues may be psychological. (Ah yes…blame it on the victim.Good one)

Health Canada says more research may be needed and we shouldn’t downplay the annoyance factor. Again, improvements in technology and proper siting will help overcome many problems. And there’s no doubt that fossil fuel development and use — from bitumen mining, deep-sea drilling, mountaintop removal and fracking to wasteful burning in single-user vehicles — are far more annoying and damaging to human health than wind power and other renewable-energy technologies.

Wind energy is also becoming more affordable and reliable. Denmark gets 34 per cent of its electricity from wind and Spain 21 per cent, making wind their largest electricity source. Portugal gets more than 20 per cent, Ireland 16 and Germany nine per cent. All have much higher population densities than Canada. Overall, wind power contributes about four per cent to worldwide electricity generation.

Improvements in grid and storage technologies also mean wind and other renewable technologies are increasingly feasible and desirable, especially as costs continue to drop. Investing in wind and other renewable energy is also good for jobs and the economy and can create greater stability in energy pricing than relying on volatile fossil fuel markets.

Total global investment in wind energy in 2012 was more than $80 billion, creating 670,000 jobs. According to a Blue Green Canada report, investing the $1.3 billion the oil industry gets in annual federal taxpayer subsidies in renewable energy and conservation could create 18,000 to 20,000 jobs, compared to fewer than 3,000 in oil and gas. And we can’t ignore the many related cost impacts of fossil fuel development, from health-care to infrastructure.

To reduce global greenhouse gas emissions at a pace and scale that experts agree is necessary to avoid increasing catastrophic effects of global warming, we need a mix of renewable energy. Wind power will play a large role.

Government of Ontario – Strategizing against YOU!

Back in 2010, the Ontario Liberal government hired Sussex Strategy to find a path through the increasing backlash from the Green Energy Act allowing rural residents to become collateral damage by (then) 500 foot tall wind turbines being erected way too close to family homes and farms.

This bright little paper was quite revealing. Have a swim through it and don’t be surprised that the government wanted to “confuse” you all along.

“•In this, it will be critical to “confuse”the issue in the political/public/media away from just price toinclude key value attributes such as jobs, clean air, farm income, etc. Renewables cannot be defined by price alone.”

“…Existing polling shows that jobs and investment are much more important drivers than health/environment. Also, shifting attitudes in the link between price escalation and renewables.”

Document heresussex_group_

Here is just the first page:

“A number of renewable energy developers have come together to form a lose coalition of interests, to promote renewable energy policy in Ontario and support the agenda set as part of the Green Energy and Economy Act and the Feed‐in‐Tariff program.
•This coalition will be joined by other groups, such as Environmental Defence and the GEA Alliance, as well as labour, economic development, health and environmental stakeholders, to develop common messaging, communications tools (ie. paid and earned media) and targeted local campaigns in areas where opposition to renewable power exists.
•The goal of this effort will be two‐fold:
1.Help support an expedited release of FIT contracts, including those associated with new Bruce‐Milton transmission capacity; and
2.Support the broader government plan for sustained contracting for wind and solar through the FIT Program, as part of the Supply Mix Directive and Long‐Term Energy Plan.
•As renewable energy is also anticipated to be a wedge issue in the election, with the PCs supporting a move away from renewables, this effort should consolidate industry and non‐industry stakeholders in rallying support for a continued focus on green power as important economic, social, and energy policy in Ontario.
•In this, it will be critical to “confuse”the issue in the political/public/media away from just price toinclude key value attributes such as jobs, clean air, farm income, etc. Renewables cannot be defined by price alone.”



Noise and vibration? What noise and vibration?

May 2009, Ontario: Before the Green Energy Act was imposed

Communication from an Ontario Ministry of Environment (MOE) field officer when questioned by Amaranth township CAO on how measurements comply (with provincial government guidelines) even though they appear not to.

Here: Email Meeting with Council

A few months later at the August 2009 council meeting….Pages 12 – 14

Whats happening to ‘out of compliance’ reports? …Mr. Tomlinson agreed that clarity………noting that there seems to be an issue not only with whats being submitted, but with what’s being accepted by the EA (Environmental Assessments – Toronto) branch.

Mr. Wilker noted that the township did write the MOE regarding the noise reports and they confirmed compliance: therefore no recourse was available under Township agreements….Vibration has no jurisdiction (no ministry responsible) and further mitigation would have “financial implications” on the developer.

He agreed that the approvals branch of the MOE in Toronto was doing a disservice to the township, residents, and the Guelph MOE office by accepting reports in the current format…. The township can request that the reports be done accurately in accordance with the MOE standards, but they may still be in compliance.

Council transcript here: amaranthcouncil aug19th

The owners of this wind company carried on to build even more projects and are now operating under a different name.

Your Ontario government, at it’s finest.

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