Opinion

LETTER: Guidelines are the problem

The Blueberry Council has done a good job creating the myth, and convincing provincial and some municipal politicians, that the problem is because of a few errant blueberry farmers not adhering to the provincial guidelines for cannon use.

Not so! The problem is the guidelines.

It is the provincial guidelines that for years have allowed the daily bombardment of noise.

Putting these guidelines into a bylaw with the only changes being a fee to register a cannon and fines for non-compliance do absolutely nothing to change the amount of noise.

All the agriculture ministers up to the present one have refused to change the guidelines, especially as to frequency of blasts and daily start and end times. Why would anyone think there would be approval of any changes once the existing guidelines are in a bylaw?

Cherry Groves, Bradner

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Wright heard from Port Coquitlam voters. But just maybe...
 
Vancouver-area man victim of hit and run in Mission
 
Two survive fiery Surrey crash
Davies continues lifelong passion for horses
 
Earth friendly signs of the times
 
Auto West BMW makes large eco-investment
CHAMBER CONNECTION: Building future community leadership
 
Surrey Board of Trade names Reporter publisher as president
 
B.C. seeks to calm mining worries in Alaska