Dwarfed by Turbines

Dwarfed by Turbines

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5th - 10:44 pm

Last Night(Tuesday) was almost as bad as the night before. I got home about 10:30 and when I went to bed at 11pm it had been a great day (especially considering I had no sleep the night before), however, as soon as my head hit the pillow, the bed began "spinning". I had nothing to drink, I was not ill, but I could hear the windmills and it literally felt as though the bed was "spinning"...every time I shut my eyes, I felt dizzy and queazy...it lasted a few minutes, and I just tried to relax and fall asleep...I think that since I was so tired from the night before I just fell asleep (a blessing in disguise I think)...In the morning, when I woke up, my eyes felt dry and irritated, scratchy and I felt unrested. My youngest woke up terribly cranky and insisted his legs and arms hurt. My oldest complained also of aches and pains and said - " I didn't sleep at all mommy" When I asked him why not he just said he didn't know. I don't think he was up in the night, but he definately did not feel rested judging by his comments and behaviour. My husband when he came down stairs said to me "what can we do about this dry eye thing in the morning? My eyes are killing me" I knew exactly what he was talking about as mine felt the same way...
While I was up at three am blogging the other night, I sent emails to the mayor and all of the CK councillors inviting them to take a look at my blog. I have emailed and left voice mails for several of them previously. I have never heard back from any of them, except one. Art Stirling was the only councillor who bothered to reply to our concerns. Although I don't feel he is able to help us much, I do appreciate that at least he had the courtesy to respond and acknowledge our concerns. Perhaps I am impatient and others will as well, but since this is not my first attempt, I am doubtful. We have not rec'd any information from the wind company yet and it's been months since they did the noise testing. I will give them another call tomorrow, but I won't hold my breath for any new information or assistance. A comment was left on my last post that during the time we were so bothered by the turbines that the Port Alma project had been running at 80-90% for over 12 hours...that would certainly explain the noise and intense symptoms, but I wonder how you find out that information. Blogger, if you can let me know where I can find that, it would be much appreciated. Seems quiet enough right now, but a couple of hours ago, the turbines were beginning to turn towards us again - too bad, we were hoping they would stay facing the other way and give us a bit of a break again........Nik
Temperature: 17.7°C
Pressure: 101.8 kPa
Tendency: falling
Dewpoint: 14.3°C
Humidity: 81 %
Wind: SSW 4 km/h

4 comments:

Allan said...

Hello Nik,

The turbine output can be found here -
http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/marketData/genEnergy.asp . At the time I'm writing we are getting a whopping 24 MW out of the installed 1085 MW capacity (2.2% of capacity).

Click on the date in question and scroll down to the wind section to find the turbine installation affecting you.

Thank you for your courageous efforts in documenting your plight. The MOE was warned years ago that there would be victims like yourself. They will have to answer at some point why this was allowed.

Allan
Grey Highlands

Nik said...

Allan,
I followed the link, but forgive my ignorance, I can not find where you are finding the actual reporting of what the Raleigh project is producing...your assistance would be appreciated...

wgulden said...

Hi Nik, I'm the original poster. I assumed you were part of the Port Alma project - as far as I know, Port Alma is the only Ontario project Kruger has built and put into operation so far. You can follow the link Allan mentioned, then select your date, then slide down about 90% towards the bottom. You'll see the 8 large Ontario wind projects displayed, of which one is Port Alma. Any questions, let me know.

Wayne

Anonymous said...

They are trying to put these awful things on Manitoulin Island.. which will be close to many homes, endanger widllife, health issues.. this is not fair to us.. not enough research has been done on these things...