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Shelburne, a village best known for its annual fiddle festival, located an hour west of Toronto, is now home to about 150 industrial wind turbines. The community was told 20 originally, and now they have over 100, with many many more planned.

What follows is a letter to Melancthon Township Council by a local resident, an organic farmer who has been living amid the turbines with his family for about three years now. The family’s life is in ruins. His doctor has told them they must move, their Realtor says they will never be able to sell their property. This is the reality of “clean” “green” renewable industrial-scale wind power development.

Mayor Bill Hill

PO Box 465 Shelburne, Ontario

Dear Mayor Bill Hill,

I would like this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Farshad Davoodian, I am a registered farmer in Melancthon, Dufferin County. As I am sure that you are aware we are currently living in the middle of hundreds of wind turbines that have been planted here by the Canadian Hydro Company. Initially I did not have an objection to their existence as they gave us incorrect information regarding the discomfort we are now experiencing. They have completely fisrupted our lives, we have trouble sleeping due to the constant sound, they have affected our health. We have now found ourselves in a position that it has become impossible to work, the noise has been unbearable and we cannot rest in our own home, the sound is comparable to a washing machine that never stops. Our health has been in constant decline since their existence and we cannot continue living and working here, we are put in a position of being run from our farm and home. I hope that you can do what you can in your power to bring our concerns to the table. I believe an investigation should be commenced regarding these issues. I am sure I am not the only one living under these conditions. I have enclosed letters that clearly show the company Trans Alta is not denying the excess noise. Our correspondence as well as a letter from my doctor showing her concerns regarding our health.

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We will report if there is any action or discussion following the reading of this letter at the council meeting.

northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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