“I have had to permanently move out of my home because of this problem… Since I have moved to another location I have no longer had any health problems related to the noise from the wind turbines … All of the parties involved in creating this problem have been notified about it … and absolutely nothing has been done about it.”
“We are left with a basic existence – loss of family – you know you are worth absolutely nothing”
“We keep about 20 nanny goats, for the past 20 months they have had abortions, not a single kid was born alive, all aborted before term, others died within 3 hours of birth.”
“The level of hopelessness and helplessness can’t be measured – we are in our 3rd year and it never ends”
“All of us here have suffered with many severe headaches, ringing ears, heart palpitations and unending fatigue… When will there be some relief? Will it ever end? When will we ever get a good night’s sleep again?”
“We have lost our health, our home and no one cares”
“The wind developers get free access to all levels of the MOE (Ministry of Environment) – when there are discussions about our noise study, we are excluded from the meeting”
“Humidity makes it worse but companies say they are not allowed to test then because it ruins their equipment”
“It’s not about justice – it’s about procedures” … “The wind developer always wins”
“I am a teacher, we are driven from our home of 31 years and I have to teach the social marketing about wind turbines to our youth”
“We are quizzed or defending our health problems at community events such as hockey games, shopping or church.”
“The developer told us to get a lawyer, but we can’t afford it”
“My daughter got very sick and we had to send her to live with her grandmother …”
“We’re like the first population of smokers who went to their doctors with health problems.This is the third official warning to the Liberal government of Ontario: There will be harm to citizens of all ages and gender, due to wind projects”
“I was being woke up during the night the turbines were waking me and keeping me awake I had to go on medication now life is hell living here and nobody cares.”
“I am angry, helpless and disappointed our government would let something like this happen. I am appalled at their ignorance and lack of compassion. It saddens me to watch my family and friends suffer from the same (health) effects of the turbines.”
“I am now going to beg you to please shut these turbines off at night … I am pleading with you now. I cannot go on any longer like this. It is like a form of torture right in my own house … I have a hard time believing that you understand or you just wouldn’t put us through this night after night.”
“We cannot sleep, we are sick, our animals are sick, our children cannot live in our house, friends come and have to leave, our doctor says we should not be living in our house etc. but the Ministry still says everything is good … the MOE is not responsible for the problems the station has created but yet cannot tell us who is responsible.”
“We were told that these things were whisper quiet THEY’RE NOT!!! – I have a child that has never had a headache in their life, now (after the towers came online) has a headache every week or two. My spouse has migraines, or very severe headaches several times a week, I am now taking sleeping pills to get to sleep.”
“We have purchased a trailer and rented a site at a nearby campground in order to get away from the wind turbines on a regular basis during the warmer weather. However, this can only be considered a temporary solution.”
“MOE (Ministry of Environment) District provincial Officers have attended at several of the complainants residences and have confirmed that the noise emissions from the (wind project) are causing adverse effect to the complainants … Reasonable people do not leave their homes to sleep elsewhere for frivolous reasons …” Ministry of Environment Provincial Officer Gary Tomlinson, 2009 (from suppressed documents found through a freedom of information request)
“The province doesn’t seem to want to listen,” MacIver said. “Where is the priority in this government? Pieces of metal or people?” Amaranth Mayor Don MacIver, Orangeville Banner.
“Let me be clear however as to my deepest concern: adverse health effects are occurring as we speak… There is no question that they are genuinely suffering and more people are at risk if the rules are not changed substantially.” “Most disturbing of all are the comments describing the sheer anguish and sense of betrayal that many feel. No one seems to care; no one appears to be listening to their plight. They feel they are losing their homes and their lives. The situation has been exacerbated for many who have experienced denial and abusive behaviour by wind turbine representatives and on occasion from Ministry of the Environment officials.” Dr. Robert McMurtry, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Recipient of the Order of Canada
“This is not a pro or anti wind issue.This is an issue about people being harmed in wind projects that is supported by overwhelming evidence after years of research.” Independent published researcher Carmen Krogh, BSc Pharm, Retired, former employee of Health Canada and Director of Publications and Editor-in-chief of the Compendium of Pharmaceutical and Specialties (CPS), Researcher Wind Turbines: Adverse Health and Social Justice, Canada
“It is trite to say that NO government, Conservative, Liberal or NDP, should ever feel entitled to subject its citizens to experiments … the regulatory regime that has been put in place is a means to dump wind turbines across the province …” Leading Constitutional lawyer Julian Falconer (Drennan Case)
Project approvals continue to be issued at a rapid pace under the Green Energy Act. Please help put a stop to this destructive policy and demand relief for those suffering.
Premier Kathleen Wynne, Legislative Building, Queens Park,Toronto ON M7A 1A1
Hon Bob Chiarelli, Ministry of Energy, Legislative Building, Queens Park,Toronto ON M7A 1A1
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0A2
This page was paid for by a concerned and disheartened Dufferin County family.
Published July 18, 2013, Orangeville (Ontario) Banner (page 2).