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As the residents of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry come to terms with the proposal for a large wind power project in their communities, they are interested in receiving more information, and learning about the experience of other Ontario communities.
Several important documentary films have been made in recent years.
Wind Rush was aired in 2013 by the CBC and may be viewed online here. In the new documentary film WIND RUSH, produced for CBC Doc Zone by Toronto’s 90th Parallel Productions, the battleground for the pro and anti wind forces is southern Ontario. The government there pledged to wean the province off coal fired generation plants and replace them with green wind energy.
But as soon as the turbines went up in places like Wolf Island, Amaranth and Bruce County, people realized they could hear them. Sometimes it was like a whisper, but other times it sounded more like a jet taking off.
And then it got worse.
New turbines started coming in at two and three times the size of the old ones. And they were even louder. It led to chronic sleeplessness for many people living close by—and that can lead to diabetes, depression and heart disease. Others were affected in their inner ears by low-level sounds that set off their equilibrium. Doctors started seeing patient after patient complaining of the same sets of symptoms. And then people started to realize that no one had done any significant human health studies before giving the green light to the turbine farms.
The Hammonds, wind farmers
WIND RUSH takes viewers to southwestern Alberta, where wind has been an energy staple for more than twenty years. There is plenty of room for humans and windmills to coexist—a stark contrast to Ontario, where the same prairie technology was installed in a dramatically different landscape. The film then moves to Denmark, a country long considered the poster-child for the wind energy movement. But as WIND RUSH reveals, the relationship between the Danes and turbines has soured.
WIND RUSH talks to people on either side of the turbine divide, and then turns to scientists to try and determine what has gone wrong. In the next several years the turbines will double in size again—bigger, louder and more powerful. But without sufficient research have the people who live among the wind farms been forgotten?
See this film here.
“Big Wind” explores the conflict over the controversial development of industrial wind turbines in Ontario. It is a divisive issue that at times pits neighbour against neighbour, residents against corporations, and the people against their government.
DOWN WIND-Sun Media
See a preview of this video and purchase/download here.*
The green energy scam: how corporations are making millions while Ontario communities are being changed forever.
*Ottawa Wind Concerns owns a copy of this DVD and would be pleased to offer it in a public showing. Contact us at email@example.com
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Cheryl Irven , resident of North Stormont said:
I found the documentary, Big Wind, TVO to be very informative and although it is filmed in Southern Ontario- it could be any rural area. Where I live we are at the stage where the general public are just becoming aware of the wind turbine areas proposed for our region. It has just begun to have a bearing on the traditional rural farming community and the relationships between the HOST neighours and the NON-HOST neighbours! That doesn’t even take into account all of the health issues that are possible. The ramifications are incredible. I look forward to watching the other two docs that you have mentioned- especially the Sun Media one!
Each documentary has its strengths. What we like about Down Wind was that it went very deep into the businesses behind the wind power development rush, particularly Mike Crawley, former CEO of AIM/PowerGen and GDF Suez, who is also a very significant player in the Liberal Party. When he was Party president both in Ontario and nationally, his company got lucrative wind power contracts. In any event, they all show what happens in communities–the social effects will never be repaired from this divisive, exclusionary and ideologically driven energy policy.
Cheryl Irven , resident of North Stormont said:
I am anxious to review the other two documentaries to gain more information, be it
business, political or scientific. Thank you for you feedback!
Cheryl, the documentary ‘Big Wind’ has told part of the story. There is so much more! Follow the ‘Leaseholders on the Hook for Billions’ story out of Huron County. It’s a story that is currently unfolding.
The earlier projects have had to learn the hard way because of the deceptions and malfeasance of many complicit agents. Rural people are losing trust in their government because of industrial wind turbines. People are slowly but surely realizing this government’s real agenda for rural Ontario. It is sickening.
Get your friends, family and neighbours organized and stop the wind company in its tracks before they seriously damage your community.
Huron County concerned citizens have worked diligently to stop this madness. They have used proper protocol consistently to protect their homes and families and yet K2 Wind has been allowed to proceed. The K2Wind turbines were said to be being tested as of the middle of March, but are still running. It is so disillusioning.
And yet this story is not over. Justice will be served to all complicit players in this incursion/imposition which was rationalized by the IPCC alarmism which is steadily being exposed as having been based on faulty computer modelling. Do the research yourself on wattsupwiththat.
Rural residents of Ontario must unite, network and support one another.
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