Due to loud construction noises at around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning at the French Creek Harbour, Regional District of Nanaimo chairman Joe Stanhope brought forward a motion to send a letter to the federal department responsible.
Stanhope, director of Area G and a French Creek resident, said the noises from the breakwater extension project woke up many people and he received calls.
“At 4:30 in the morning for that kind of noise in a residential area … there’s a least 100 or 200 homes in that area being affected.”
Stanhope said he made many calls about the situation already but wanted a letter sent nonetheless. A motion was passed to direct staff to advise the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) of the community’s concerns.