Health Issues

insultingHill family’s fury after being told to ‘close curtains’ to block out turbines

9:30am Wednesday 29th September 2010

By Liza-Jane Gillespie

A FAMILY from Hill are furious after being told by an energy firm to close their curtains if they do not want to see wind turbines.

The Soffe family claim they were given the advice by Wind Prospect Developments, the company behind plans to build four 127-metre high wind turbines on land off Hill Lane, called Stoneyard.

According to the family they raised concerns about shadow flicker, a strobing effect created when the sun is behind the blades of… Read more

gag ordersCredit: BRENDAN GULLIFER, The Courier, 12 November 2010

Property owners gagged by wind turbine companies will be able to give evidence to a Federal Senate inquiry.

Family First Senator Steve Fielding was in Glenbrae yesterday to encourage locals to make submissions to the inquiry into the social and economic impact of wind farms in rural areas.

Standing against a backdrop of rotating Waubra wind turbines, Senator Fielding said it would be a “real concern” if anyone was gagged from coming forward on the issue.

“Clearly people in this region, in Waubra and beyond, haven’t been heard and… Read more

noise detectivesThe Globe and Mail

Richard Blackwell

A small Toronto company that designed the acoustics of many of Canada’s premier concert halls is now figuring out the best way to measure noise from wind turbines, a project that will have major implications for the country’s burgeoning wind power industry.



  • Welcome to the wacky world of green power
  • Turbine turbulence
  • A quiet giant moves in

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Kay Armstrong—– Original Message —– From Kay Armstrong

To: “Minister of Health and Long-Term Care” <>; <>; <>

Cc: “TRICIA MEIKLE” <>; <>; “Adam Orfanakos” <>; “Windconcerns” <>

Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:30 AM

Subject: [windconcerns] NO MORE TURBINES – File no. 222520
The MOE have acknowledged they don’t know how to measure low-frequency sound.
It has been pointed out to you many times that, because of your inability to measure low-frequency sound – the predominant sound emanated from turbines, the noise levels we are subjected… Read more