Summer is the season to work on outdoor projects and enjoy the fine weather after a winter of hibernation. With more people out accomplishing yard work, home projects and hosting parties, it’s inevitable excessive noise is going to be generated.
The city noise bylaw covers an array of equipment and situations which are the usual suspects for causing disruptions. The bylaw states, “no person shall make, or cause to be made, or allow to be made, any loud noise, or any unnecessary noise, or any unreasonable noise... which annoys, disturbs, injures, endangers or distracts from the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of other persons within the corporate limits of the city.”
According to Cst. Landon Giraudier, “its usually caused by parties in the summer and loud vehicles.” The warm weather is met by people who want to enjoy it with friends and family, who tend to take the revelry late into the evening. “With summer parties and gatherings, we ask to keep it down, since usually the complaint is coming from the direct area and we ask you to think of your neighbor.”
The city bylaw states excessive noise will not be tolerated after 10 p.m. and before 7 a.m., unless it is a holiday; then it is moved to 9 a.m.
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