To Blow or Not To Blow
Posted by auroracitizen on October 31, 2008
Aurora Council is once again dealing with the issue of whether or not to blow. Surprisingly, I am not talking about Council meetings, but about the ongoing debate about train whistles at level crossings.
It seems that a number of residents have been complaining about the noise from trains blowing their whistles at night when traveling through our fair town.
The obvious question must be asked, if you don’t want to listen to a train whistle, why did you buy a house close to a train track. It seems the folks who live close to train tracks should accept responsibility for their initial decision.
It’s kind of similar to backing on St John’s Sideroad or Bathurst and then being surprised when they widen the road because of increased traffic. Or purchasing next to hydro corridors and then being surprised when the want to run higher voltage lines through the same corridor.
Too often today, people are very quick to blame others for their own short-sighted thinking.
Mayor Morris is quoted in The Banner stating, “Residents have dealt with this problem long enough.” That will be cold comfort if someone is harmed because the whistles are stopped.
I know there is strong opinions on both sides of this issue. So let’s hear what you think. And be sure to vote on the survey.
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