LETTERS: Where the whistle blows

Editor: The peaceful morning quiet of our seaside town was blown away four times before 8 a.m.

Editor:

Earlier this month, the peaceful morning quiet of our seaside town was blown away four times before 8 a.m. by the ear-shattering blast of train whistles.

On a recent trip to Europe, I travelled across France at 300 km/h, through villages and cities over the countryside. The lights at crossings flashed, the bars came down and we flashed through. All without one damn whistle.

When asked, Europeans told me that they just wouldn’t put up with this.

I ask, when will the West Vancouver-type ban on train whistles be implemented in White Rock?

Brian Tuomi, White Rock

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