To the editor,
Re: Noise carries through the city, Letters, Nov. 13.
The noise pollution identified by both writers emanates from the Duke Point area, specifically from a business located on Duke Point Highway. The business is within the jurisdiction of the City of Nanaimo and is subject to the bylaws of the City of Nanaimo. The area is designated as industrial and as such is not subject to any City of Nanaimo noise bylaws. That would be fine if the noise created by their operations stayed within the industrial area, but as indicated by the other two letters, the noise has impacted the surrounding area to the north, including the Nanaimo harbour and many of those who live within the Nanaimo harbour area, both human and wildlife.
We who are impacted by the noise have initiated a petition on Change.org which will be presented to the City of Nanaimo. We request that those who are impacted by the noise or are concerned by the effects of the noise on those who live or visit our amazing Nanaimo harbour, support our petition. The intent of our petition is not to shut down the particular industry but to have that industry either mitigate (our preference) the noise so as to eliminate or significantly reduce the noise and/or change the operation or the hours of operation so as not to produce such noise between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Randy Shalagan, Nanaimo
To the editor,
Re: Some residents concerned about industrial noise, some aren’t, Letters, Nov. 20.
To the writer of the letter who enjoys the noise at night because it means employment: No one said the work has to stop. However, the company should make an effort to mitigate the noise, that is why a noise bylaw exists. It seems the letter writer would be happy to have a jack hammering crew on their street at night because it means jobs?
J. Mercer, Nanaimo
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