It is fitting that someone take a moment to recognize those who spent years working toward – and succeeding in – stopping the penetrating train whistles that were so intrusive to the quiet enjoyment of our homes and stole from us the serenity that is captured by the ocean view when looking out from our windows each day.
To the many people at City Hall and those in the community who spent countless hours pursuing the end goal of eliminating, for not only the residents, but the many who visit our beautifully improved waterfront and promenade and who support the merchants along Marine Drive, we thank you.
This initiative has removed the countless early morning and nightly blasts of several train whistles at several crossings within a 3-km distance from waking our family, our grandchildren and guests every single day. This is a blessing and now a comfort to us all.
To finally be able to sit on our deck during the warm summer days and evenings, have dinner at the beach and walk the promenade without the intrusive and constant blasts from these trains has made a welcome change to so many lives.
My family, our friends and I – and I hope I am speaking along with those who live within a five-mile radius who have been relieved of this intrusion – extend our sincere thanks to you all.
Ronald J. Elliott, White Rock