More respect needed for our neighbours

I fully agree with those people whose animals were spooked on Halloween.

Re: disrespectful fireworks

I fully agree with those people whose animals were spooked on Halloween. I have no farm animals or pets now but remember how even thunder terrified my dogs.

I hail from Manitoba originally where firework purchases are illegal. There were some firecrackers occasionally but no cannon explosions like I heard on Halloween. We were subjected to three separate firework explosions the last being after midnight. These were the large cannon explosions which sound somewhat like a bomb going off. I would wager that none of these had permits either. One of these firework displays was accompanied by a noisy party with loud bass and voices.

I have no problem with neighbours entertaining friends etc. but when I can hear their noise in my house with all the doors and windows closed then it interferes with my right to quiet and peaceful possession of my property. To me it’s a lack of respect for your neighbours whether it be parties, fireworks or barking dogs. I think we all need to respect our neighbours and to contemplate what effect our activities have on them.


Jim Jorgensen

Shawnigan Lake

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