Opinion

Seeing both sides of: blasting investigation

The case for

Last weekend wasn’t the first time we got calls from the public wondering about loud booms echoing through the valley, and it won’t be the last.

Inevitably, tracking these reports down leads to more speculation than answers for both reporters and for police.

If there is no injury, or property damage, it’s pretty safe to assume it was routine blasting, or something even more innocuous.

The case against

It might be easier to give up on tracking down the sources of these booms, but that does not mean it is the right thing to do.

Back in the ‘80s similar reports of loud booms may have been heard when Air India bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat was testing the tools he used to massacre hundreds  in the Air India bombing.

Maybe those reports should have been tracked to the source.

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