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What You Can Do About Noise

Most noise regulation is municipal. Write to your council and ask that more stringent bylaws be put in place, and that enforcement become a priority.

Take it a step further. Write to the provincial and federal Ministers of Environment and Health urging them to address noise pollution as part of their jurisdictions.

Speak up. In public places and commercial establishments, make it known that music or television is not always welcome.

Reduce your own noise. Read your local noise bylaw and stay within permitted hours for noisy activities such as lawn mowing. Use hand tools as much as possible when doing work around the house or yard. Don't inflict radio or other amplified sound on your neighbours or workmates. Keep your vehicle in good repair, drive considerately, and turn off the engine instead of idling at the curb. Use the car horn ONLY for emergencies such as warning of danger to prevent a collision.

Insist on your right to quiet.

" The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. "

- John Locke



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