My husband and I have been most privileged to be guests of your wonderful town several times in the past few years. We have stayed up “on the hill” and most recently in the downtown area. Both experiences have been wonderful. For you that are lucky enough to live in Fernie, I say you are either very smart or truly blessed. Wonderful people, wonderful shops, fantastic views, great places to wine and dine. As a visitor, thank you for your hospitality!
All that said, I am writing about the train whistle controversy. As a guest of your town and as someone who grew up in a city with trains (who hasn’t?) I find it totally unbelievable that anyone would even consider this an issue. Where are your heads people? Safety first. Where are your hearts? Good noise! Love the sound of the trains, especially in the morning. Reminds me of my childhood. Wake-up time.
Wake up Fernie. Safety and nostagia come first! I cannot even imagine who brought this idea before council! They must not have been Canadian. Trains are a Canadian way of life.
All the best Fernie. We are fans of your town and your train whistles!
Ron and Brenda Culley