The Morgan Creek Protest!
On Saturday, August 08, we held our third protest of the season, this time at Morgan Creek. What a beautiful place to live!
But it is quite incredible that people living in a million dollar community have to put up with incessent noise pollution from propane cannons. These people are no better off than some of us cow farmers from Abbotsford, who still had fresh cow "stuff" on our runners as we hoisted our protest signs!
The group met at 11:00 A.M. along 32nd Avenue, just to the west of Morgan Creek, and we set up our protest signs at the main entrance to the development. The event was well covered by local newspapers and Shaw Cable also filmed the protest.
In case you didn't know, the community of Morgan Creek actually filed a Formal Complaint to the Farm Practices Board in the late 1990's, asking that propane cannons be shut down on adjacent farms. At that time they were a stand-alone group with few other supporters, and they wound up losing their case.
But it's a new day now, and more people are becoming aware of the problems caused by excessive noise pollution. There are negative impacts to our health, our productivity, and especially our children can be impacted by noise pollution.
Also we all have basic property rights, whether we live in an exclusive development like Morgan Creek, or in a rural setting like many of our Abbotsford and Langley members, or wherever you live. We should not have to put up with this nonsense!
Above are pictures of two of the more modest Morgan Creek residences that back directly onto blueberry fields to the north. One of these is for sale, and several more in the same block were also for sale. I wonder why??
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