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Industrial Wind Turbine Literature Review to be Published

windturbine005A comprehensive report based on a literature review examining the health effects of Industrial Wind Turbines will be published in the online journal Cureus.

The report, Literature Review 2013: Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress was co-authored by Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn and Epidemiological Researcher, Dr. Ian Arra, now with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The report was presented to the Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit on February 22, 2013.

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Grey Bruce Hospitals Going Smoke-Free

nosmokingThe Grey Bruce Health Unit congratulates all 11 hospitals in Grey Bruce for making their grounds 100 per cent smoke-free. The policies come into effect on World No Tobacco Day, May 31.

All patients, visitors, volunteers and staff are not permitted to smoke while on hospital property. This includes parking lots. The new policies will be enforced by hospital staff.

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Healthy Communities Conference - Collaborative Partnerships Making Healthy Change Happen

The annual Healthy Communities Conference - Collaborative Partnerships Making Healthy Change Happen, opened on May 14 with Paul Born, from Tamarack, an Institute for Community Engagement, sharing his vision of ‘collective altruism’.

Answers are so yesterday,” said Born. “We need to listen. We listen to engage people, people start to transform and suddenly we have change without fully understanding how we got there.” Born said community begins with stories. Over time trust grows. With trust we take care of one another. From that comes the energy to build reality from our dreams.

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