An ill wind

Every day, Bernie Janssen hopes for a north wind. If it comes she knows it will be a good day, and if it lasts through the night, she will be even happier because she knows she and her partner will get a good night’s sleep.

A consistent north wind means she won’t have the insomnia, high blood pressure, shortness of breath and a range of other health conditions that have plagued her since 2009.

She says her health problems started not long after wind turbines were installed at a nearby wind farm, in the Victorian country town