Give the noisy garden machines a rest

Not only are these machines offensively loud but they are a major contributor to pollution.

Give the noisy garden machines a rest

Re: old fashioned values

When I was young people would use rakes, pushmowers, shears and all those hand tools to clean up their yards and gardens.

Now for some crazy reason everybody seems to think if they aren’t using a noisy machine to do their work, then it doesn’t get done.

Alright, a few shortcuts for your dirty work, but does it have to be whenever I sit down outside, somebody decides to kill my peace and quiet. Why can’t there be one day of the week when all those machines get a rest and my ears, too? Sundays used to be a day of rest, now all hell breaks loose and the weekend warriors go to battle against poor old mother nature. Not only are these machines offensively loud but they are a major contributor to pollution.

OK, so I hope you get my drift and that you would consider your neighbours next time you pull out a leaf blower, weed whacker, chainsaw, etc.

thank you

Zak Stolk

Lake Cowichan

Letters

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Tent Island closed due to neglect and abuse from campers

Illegal campfires common on Penelakut Tribe reserve land

Denise Holt wins Cowichan Lake Idol 2020

Competition goes online this year due to COVID-19

Investigators still hoping to solve 2015 Brown homicide case

Tips being sought into Penelakut Island woman’s death five years ago

Editorial: Preventing wildfires more vital than ever in 2020

We are truly our own worst enemies on this file.

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Canucks blank Wild 3-0, take series lead in penalty-filled NHL qualifying clash

Jacob Markstrom stops 27 shots to lead Vancouver past Minnesota

North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction

Crews began work clearing space for a new facility Thursday, Aug. 6

VIDEO: A B.C business used robots to bring down concrete walls

Walco Industries is the only firm on Vancouver Island to use specialized robots for hydro-demolition

As CERB winds down, labour group asks Liberals to rethink EI

The government estimates four million people will be moved onto EI after CERB ends

Walmart to make face masks mandatory for customers across Canada

Requirement goes into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 12 across Canada

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Penticton homes evacuated due to wildfire northwest of city

Emergency vehicles are at the scene near Sage Mesa, evacuation centre set up in Penticton

Most Read