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Letters: Let’s work for a quieter Delta

Unfortunately, the noise has now returned and will get a lot worse if we don’t take action.
jet aircraft noise over delta, bc
YVR has a network of noise monitoring terminals throughout Metro Vancouver. Noise data collected from the terminals are integrated with flight track radar data provided by Nav Canada.

Editor:

Here we go again.

Citizens living in North and South Delta as well as White Rock will remember that in 2008, YVR and Nav Canada announced route changes that sent many more planes over our communities. YVR and Nav Canada representatives were invited to a Delta council meeting in Tsawwassen to speak to council about these changes.

The council chamber was packed with citizens loudly and vigorously objecting to the route changes. The meeting was so animated that the YVR and Nav Canada representatives were spirited out of the back of the council chambers during a break in the proceedings.

YVR and Nav Canada got the message and revised the flight routes. They also agreed to install the aircraft noise monitoring stations that Optimist reporter Sandor Gyarmati mentioned in his article a few weeks ago in the paper.

Unfortunately, the noise has now returned and will get a lot worse if we don’t take action. Residents should email Delta’s mayor and council (mayorharvie@delta.ca), Nav Canada (service@navcanada.ca) and YVR (noise@yvr.ca) to voice their objection to the flight route changes. Here is suggested wording: “I am experiencing an increase in the level of disruptive aircraft noise throughout the day and night. Please address this matter as soon as possible. Thank you.”

Send emails out every time you hear disruptive aircraft noise. 

Ron Wasik