Re: Banning of the train whistle (again)

I was born in Natal and raised there for 18 years.

Re: Banning of the train whistle (again)

I was born in Natal and raised there for 18 years. We not only had the freight trains but the passenger trains going through town. We were not afraid of the train whistle, but respected what it meant. Why should kids be scared of something that is in place to warn them of danger coming? I moved to Fernie with my parents and have lived the last 43 years here and raised my family and now have grandchildren being raised in the Valley. None are afraid of the trains or the train whistle. What child doesn’t delight in the passing train?

The train whistle can be long and loud. Have you ever heard how loud the stereos are in some vehicles? We live off the highway and can hear the “boom-boom” in our house. Does Workers’ Compensation Board cover that?

The shift workers get used to the noise. I hardly think they’re going to cut off their noses to spite their faces. No trains = No coal mines = No jobs.

Tourists are exactly that. They are not here to stay. They may comment about the loudness, but I don’t think they make an issue of it.

New residents are great and welcome but if they don’t think they can tolerate the noise then don’t buy a house by the tracks. Kind of hypocritical of council to ban the whistle and build condos right beside the track. You don’t move into a new place and expect to change the town – you adapt.

Maybe instead of banning the whistle you could approach CP Rail about shortening the blast.

As we know spring is coming and that means the return of the crows and other birds. Does anyone know how I sign the petition to stop them making noise at 6 a.m?

 

Thank-you-ooo-ooo

Alva Hutchinson

Fernie

Just Posted

Elk Valley RCMP issues 40 traffic tickets in 21 days

Logging truck driver fined after trailer wheels catch alight

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Donations pouring in for injured Fernie man

GoFundMe page for Rick Kennedy reaches $17,639

Fernie’s Sam Goodison representing Alberta at Canada Winter Games

Fernie’s Sam Goodison will be representing Alberta at the upcoming Canada Winter… Continue reading

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

The first step towards addressing the issue of carcass pits in the… Continue reading

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

GALLERY: Fernie Ghostriders get their home game mojo back

Riders post 6-1 win over Columbia Valley Rockies; prepare for playoffs

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

New round of consultations with Indigenous communities is coming

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read