Noise pollution

Rosemary Taylor’s letter about noise from a nearby greenhouse raises the larger question of sound pollution

Rosemary Taylor’s letter (The NEWS, May 10) about noise from a nearby greenhouse raises the larger question of sound pollution created by industrial type noise (compressors, generators, exhaust fans, etc).

Noise that isn’t the short-term use of a lawn mower, the annual loud power washing or evening garden party that all of us as neighbours endure and sometimes contribute to.

I have a similar issue with the constant roof-top noise (climate control and blowers) continuously emitting from a local residential facility. My complaints have gone unheeded. The effects of continuous industrial noise on hearing, health and sleep are well documented.

Parksville Qualicum Beach is a mixed urban area with commercial, retail, residential, hotels and multi-use facilities, most of which are not creating sound pollution. However, when a continuous noise emitter is not willing to take reasonable measures to reduce noise emissions, there seems to be no recourse.

What does one do, turn a deaf ear and hope our urban planners will take some action?

April SteelQualicum Beach

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