Monday, 20 October 2014
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Oct 26 2009 | 11:14am ET
A farmer in Ontario is taking the Canadian province to court over the potential health hazards associated with a wind turbine to be located near his home.
Ian Hanna has asked the court to review Ontario’s Green Energy Act, saying a plan to build five wind turbines near his Prince Edward County residence could pose health risks to him and his family – including sleep loss, cardiac arrhythmia, tinnitus and hypertension – due to noise levels and low-frequency sound.
Hanna is supported by Dr. Robert McMurty, a former dean of medicine at the University of Western Ontario, who claims more than 100 Ontario residents living near wind turbines have experienced health problems. McMurty had been pushing since November for an independent inquiry into the effect of wind turbines on human health.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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