A new report suggests awind farm in Pubnico Point isn't the health threat a local resident claims it is.
Daniel d'Entremont lives next to the wind turbines, and, he says, it'slike having a pebble in your shoe: It'snot terribly uncomfortable at first, but over time it becomes unbearable.
D'Entremont sayshis wife and and one of his children are losing their eyesight because of low-level vibrations from the turbines.
But the report, prepared for the federal government, says any low-frequency vibrations are not significant enough to be a concern.
The study also says that noise from the wind farm exceeds guidelines but only under certain weather conditions.
The Pubnico Point Windfarm Corp. says those conditions only exist about five per cent of the time.
Dennis Zborowski, with Natural Resources Canada, says he's working with the company to come up with a way to reduce the noise.
"One option is to monitor the turbines that are really close to Mr. d'Entremont's home and to shut them down until the winds pick up and the noise is reduced," said Zborowski.
But d'Entremont says that doesn't solve the problem of low-level vibrations he claims are harming his family.
The d'Entremonts have moved out of their house.
"We don't have a house to call our own," d'Entremont said. "We can't sell our house, we can't live in it. Nobody wants to live in the area."
D'Entremont wants the wind farm company and the government to build him a new house, but Natural Resources says there isn't enough evidence to justify that.