Ski hill noisier than train

For the last couple of weeks I have read the letters to the editor regarding the train whistle and I would like to give my opinion.

For the last couple of weeks I have read the letters to the editor regarding the train whistle and I would like to give my opinion. Most have heard Clint Eastwood’s thoughts on this topic of opinions but I will give you mine anyways.

Most of you complaining about the train whistle haven’t lived in Fernie very long. Well I have lived within a block of the train tracks for 74 years and for the past 35 years I have lived south of Fernie but still close. There is only a river between us, and half a mile south there is a railroad crossing. This doesn’t bother me at all.

Now, if you don’t like this noise, which in my opinion isn’t too bad, why don’t you get up at 6 in the morning and give a listen inside or out to hear one hell of a noise that sounds like you have been cast in a role in WWII battle of the bulge. It rattles windows, shakes the house, my dogs go ballistic, horses go nuts. This noise can be heard in Elko, Galloway, Hosmer and throughout Fernie. This noise goes on all morning and into the afternoon seven days a week.

So why not complain about this ski hill noise and leave the damned whistle alone and stop whining. If it’s too hot in the kitchen, you know what to do.


Jim Rawson



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