On Thursday's GFB: Jane Wilson - November 8th

Nov 07, 2012

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:30am ET | Jane Wilson , President, Wind Concerns Ontario
12:15pm ET | Tracey Vaughan, Director of Recreation, Town of Ajax


GUEST – Jane Wilson , President, Wind Concerns Ontario

TOPIC – New study links wind turbines to ill health | Health & Fitness

INFO –  From the Toronto Sun:

While the peer-review study this month is the first, there’s a growing number of people reporting illness near wind farms, Aramini said.

“The reality is that some people are getting sick,” he said. “As a public health person, I can’t wrap my head around (government’s inaction).”

Regulators and Liberal politicians have pushed for wind power by pointing to a report by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, who two years ago dismissed health concerns in part because there were no peer-reviewed studies showing a link between turbines and illness.

“Published papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (carry) more weight in the assessment of health risks than case studies and anecdotal reports,” she wrote.

Asked Thursday if the study would cause her to re-assess, King declined to be interviewed, directing questions to the environment ministry.

When QMI Agency asked why King would pass off a question to someone without expertise in public health, she had a health ministry spokesperson reply instead.

“This (new study) has not changed the conclusions of (King’s) report,” the spokesperson e-mailed.

Read the entire article at the Toronto Sun

The referenced study is:

Nissenbaum MA, Aramini JJ, Hanning CD. Effects of industrial wind turbine noise on sleep and health. Noise Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2012 Nov 1];14:237-43. Available from: noiseandhealth.org


GUEST – Tracey Vaughan, Director of Recreation, Town of Ajax

TOPIC- The Ajax Christmas parade taking place before November 11th – Remembrance Day.

INFO – Zoomer listeners are concerned and about this occurring before November 11th – Remembrance Day. Tracey Vaughan will explain how and why this decision was made by the town of Ajax.

Ajax Santa Claus Parade – Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights / Saturday, November 10, 2012 6:00 PM

“Don’t miss this evening of music, magic and lights! It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season. A tree lighting ceremony and children’s post parade party will follow immediately after the parade( approximately 7:30 p.m.) at Heritage Square. The Parade begins at Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue and proceeds east on Bayly Street to Harwood Avenue and north to Achilles Road. ”


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