LETTERS: More than just a little whistle

Editor:

Re: Unsound decisions, Jan. 27 letters.

Editor:

Re: Unsound decisions, Jan. 27 letters.

I write this letter at 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday, as I lay awake in bed listening to the trains blast their horns once again, which they have been doing for the last hour!

I, like letter-writer Alison Prentice, have noticed a significant increase in the horn blasting throughout the night in the past few months, and highly doubt there is a constant need for it. Like Prentice, I think the trains are now giving us the finger as they know we have no jurisdiction over them.

However, all White Rock residents are entitled to ‘their right to quiet enjoyment,’ and we have a bylaw in place 24 hours a day seven days a week that entitles us to it. So I think at the very least our city officials should be talking to the powers that be at Burlington Northern Santa Fe to once again remind them of this – as obviously their employees are not being respectful of our boundaries.

I also, for the life of me, cannot understand why they had to replace the train whistles with the horns, when you only have to alert what is in front of you and not within a two-mile radius. If this were to be converted, it would be a win/win for all dealing with this ongoing atrocity.

Cheryl Berti, White Rock