QUADEVILLE – At the regularly scheduled Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan (BLR) Township Meeting held on January 8 2014 at the Quadeville Community Centre, council learned about recent updates with regard to health effects by wind turbines and were frustrated with future policing costs.
BLR resident James Jones said he had read a lot about health, economic and environmental issues related to the wind turbines. He shared with council a handout on the summary of issues, along with a map illustrating that no municipalities around BLR Township want the wind turbines.
“I’m sure that council would like to make an informed decision on this subject because it’s going to affect a lot of people,” Jones said.
Of personal concern to Jones are the findings that suggest people with allergies tend to be at greater risk to suffer from the noise associated with the wind turbines.
“My children have extraordinary allergies and children with allergies seem to be very susceptible to the sounds,” Jones said.
Carmen Krogh who spoke next identified herself as a health resource on risk factors associated with wind turbines.
“There are risk factors with some of the population, not everyone, but enough to have concerns from the health side,” Krogh said.
“One of the advisors to Health Canada’s research has said that under twenty-nine percent will be affected by the noise outside a resident and under eighteen percent inside,” Krogh said.
Read more in the January 15, 2014 issue of The Valley Gazette.