LETTER: Why is airport town’s top industry?

I have never sent a letter to the editor before. But, it’s a beautiful sunny day and it is impossible to be outside as the airplanes today are one after the other and everywhere in the sky. I tried to escape but the overhead noise accompanied me on my walk. Being outside in the summer isn’t a choice anymore.

Every year the noise becomes worse. Four years ago there seemed to be only a couple of planes up there. But now it is relentless. Whoever decided to make an airport the main industry in bucolic Qualicum Beach is ruining the quality of life in what used to be an idyllic town.

Our peaceful town is disappearing year by year because of the shortsightedness of a town council that seems to have decided to make an airport the main industry.

I understand that there has been resistance to the ever-expanding noise in the past. Why has the town not listened? Why do they keep allowing an expansion of air traffic? Who is behind this?

Nancy Taylor Hamilton

Qualicum Beach

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach ‘Seniors Scene’ columnist remembered

Roy Jones described as caring father, energetic seniors’ centre member

Councillor has concerns about Qualicum Beach pot shop decision

Debate over location, public consultation and timing continues, though commitment already made

Oceanside RCMP arrest man wanted on several outstanding warrants

Hudson David Klassen, 26, picked up in Parksville

Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind warning in effect for north, east and west Vancouver Island into Saturday morning

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer

Richard Stuart needs a kidney, his wife Tracy has been diagnosed with cancer

RECALL: Salmon Village maple salmon nuggets

Customers warned not to eat product due to possible Listeria contamination

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Most Read