LETTERS: More fallout over tour

Editor:

Re: Beachfront chopper tour irks residents, July 27; Criticisms loom…, ‘Question of being a good neighbour,’ Aug. 5

Editor:

Re: Beachfront chopper tour irks residents, July 27.

Well, another day at White Rock Airport… Ducks and Geese taking off in all directions, I’m sure bewildered by the new noise.

A very hot day today and all my windows closed tight, due to aviation fumes.

This surely cannot be allowed to continue, if I am relatively healthy and am getting headaches from the fumes surely those of us with poor health and those with allergies must be suffering badly.

The write-up in Peace Arch News regarding the helicopters stressed noise, but the concern is very definitely the fumes.

I do understand the location of the landing/takeoff spot is not governed by the City of White Rock, but surely White Rock citizens are suffering from this pollution and must be heard.

TRK are in for the money, as attested by the response from the owner. We in White Rock would not complain “if a pin dropped”, but when my health is affected I will continue to shout.

Deanna Kott, White Rock

• • •

Re: Criticisms loom over ‘copter tour, Aug. 5 letters.

I wonder if the letter-writer who wrote “now that they (the residents) have money and the ‘status’ of being able to live in White Rock” considers that many of us have lived here for along time – in our case 30 years, well before it became a ‘status’ place to live.

It sounds like sour grapes to me.

White Rock used to be a quiet town. And by the way, surprising as it may seem to you, we would not have considered making money in this way even if we’d had the money or the ‘guts’ to run a helicopter.

Sorry you don’t live here to enjoy the noise.

G. Merschenz, White Rock

• • •

Re: ‘Question of being a good neighbour,’ Aug. 5.

The Semiahmoo First Nation idea of offering helicopter rides is a great idea and a lot of fun for persons of all ages.

Maybe they could have a children’s carnival midway with rides and games on the site for from May to September next summer?

It’s interesting that the mayor of ‘Arsenic Wells’ – a.k.a. White Rock – wants the Semiahmoo First Nation to be a “good neighbour” and shut down the helicopter rides. Now if he would take his own advice and mind his own business.

Don MacKay, White Rock

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

File photo by Tom Zytaruk
Surrey 2021 tree sale begins Friday

City of Surrey says it’s selling quality trees for $20 each

The Washboard Union in the video for the song “If She Only Knew.”
WATCH: Washboard Union’s new ‘double feature’ videos filmed by Surrey director Barberis

‘Double feature’ release for the award-winning country music trio

Members of the public will have a chance to learn about a proposal for three buildings ranging in height from 12 to 24 storeys in Semiahmoo Town Centre. A second virtual information meeting is scheduled for today (Feb. 25) and full details are also available at www.aplinmartin.com/semiahmoo. (First Capital photo rendering)
Public voice concerns about Semiahmoo highrises during virtual meeting

Proposed development could be delayed by ‘marketing philosophy’

FILE – A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared. (Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing)
B.C. seniors 80 years and older to get COVID vaccine details over next 2 weeks: Henry

Province is expanding vaccine workforce as officials ramp up age-based rollout

Surrey Mounties says they seized a luxury car, drugs and cash in Newton. (Photo: Surrey RCMP)
Surrey gang cops seize Alfa Romeo Stelvio, drugs and cash in Newton

This happened in the neighbourhood of 121A Street and 85A Avenue on Feb. 20

Dr. Bonnie Henry leaves the podium after a news conference at the legislature in Victoria on Friday, January 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. reports 559 new cases of COVID-19, one death

4,677 cases of the virus remain active in the province; 238 people are in hospital

Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) tries to get a shot past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) during second period NHL action in Vancouver, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canucks cough up 3-0 lead, fall 4-3 to visiting Edmonton Oilers

Vancouver falls to 8-13-2 on the NHL season

Jessica McCallum-Miller receives her signed oath of office from city chief administrative officer Heather Avison on Nov. 5, 2018 after being elected to Terrace City Council. McCallum-Miller resigned on Feb. 22, 2021, saying she felt unsupported and unheard by council. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Terrace’s 1st Indigenous councillor resigns citing ‘systemic and internalized racism,’ sexism

McCallum-Miller said in a Facebook post she felt unheard and unsupported by council

Temporary changes to allow for wholesale pricing for the hospitality industry were implemented June 2020 and set to expire March 31.	(Pixabay photo)
Pubs, restaurants to pay wholesale prices on liquor permanently in COVID-recovery

Pre-pandemic, restaurateurs and tourism operators paid full retail price on most liquor purchases

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Wade Dyck with Luna, a dog who went missing near the Chasm for 17 days following a rollover on Feb. 5. (Photo submitted).
Dog missing for 17 days through cold snap reunited with owner in northern B.C.

Family ecstatic to have the Pyrenees-Shepherd cross back home.

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire. Image: The Canadian Press
Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell makes third attempt at bail on sex charges

Maxwell claims she will renounce her U.K. and French citizenships if freed

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Feds agree people with mental illness should have access to MAID — in 2 years

This is one of a number of changes to Bill C-7 proposed by the government

Most Read