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Monday, December 5, 2022
Letter: Was it necessary to fire bird bangers on Christmas Day?

Dear editor:

I have read with interest the various letters in The Lake Report from all sides regarding the bird bangers used by the wineries. I have not felt I needed to add to the noise and clamour until Christmas Day.

While walking the dog on this most special of days I was appalled to hear the bird bangers.

During the First World War the guns fell silent on Christmas Day, not so lucky in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2019.

One can only assume that those particular winery owners are either corporations whose principals live nowhere close to town or are absentee owners who also live far away.

They obviously have no interest in their neighbours, in being a good neighbour or in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake at all.

Can you imagine what tourists thought who came for a lovely, quiet, calm and peaceful stay in this pretty town?

Perhaps the town council should consider checking the noise levels of the bird bangers. I cannot believe that they are within the decibel levels allowed.

Also perhaps we need a bylaw about noise on special, religious days in this town. Yes, I am a Christian and I understand that not everyone else is, however, the vast majority of this town is. Give us peace and quiet on this one day of the year please!

Kathy Recourt