I have lived in Ladner for 20 years and I am accustomed to the noises and odours typically associated with farming activity.
However, the nature of farming has changed over the last two summers with an increasing number of propane cannons being used to protect crops.
It is difficult to enjoy living here since the cannons have started up again. It is aggravating to be woken up at 6: 30 every morning feeling like I'm in the middle of an artillery range.
We have bylaws intended to protect our right to peace and quiet, but there is a double standard with regard to the operation of propane cannons. If I ran my electric saw or my air compressor at 6: 30 on a Saturday morning you can bet I would hear about it. Why are the blueberry farmers allowed to be irresponsible neighbours?
I urge everyone who is affected by this type of noise pollution to write to the minister of agriculture, the Farm Industry Review Board and our mayor and council requesting they support legislation that would ban the use of propane cannons in British Columbia.
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