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Ban the Cannons,
May 2002 Edition
Bi-Monthly Noise-letter
This is the first edition of the Ban the Cannons Noise-letter. It will be distributed to all members and posted on our website. It's purpose is to keep our members up to date on all the latest news about agricultural noisemakers, and what the group is doing to combat this problem. We will also include articles of interest about noise in general, and the impacts of noise on a person's hearing and their health .

We hope you enjoy this first noise-letter and if you have any suggestions for improving it, or if you would like to contribute an article, please send your thoughts to our e-mail address.
In This Issue
Date for Next Meeting
Our 1st Protest of 2002
The Complaint Process
Understanding Decibels
Pictures from our VD Mtg.
Minutes from Last Mtg.

Al, complaint letters
Dave, understanding db's
Brian, pictures

Our Web Site

Our E-Mail Address

(The opinions expressed in this noise-letter are solely those of the authors, who all dislike propane cannons as much as you do!)
Up-Coming Events & Noisemaker News

Next Club Meeting:
  • May 28th, 2002, at 8:00 PM
  • At the Aldergrove Community Hall
First Protest of the Season:
  • Abbotsford Berry Festival, July 6th & 7th
  • everyone will be contacted with the details
Enter our Group's Pool:
  • pick the date the first cannon will be heard?
  • the cost is one loonie, winners take all!
Other Propane Cannon Battles:
Currently there are two groups we have been in contact with, who are fighting the use of propane cannons in their neighborhoods. One group is in Kelowna B.C. and they have made a formal complaint to the BC Farm Practices Board over the use of propane cannons by Beaumont Estate Winery. This winery had positioned cannons as close as 60 yards from the neighbors homes. The group is challenging this under the new distance regulations established in February of 2002.

A second group in Colts Neck, New Jersey, USA have contacted us for advice in their battle with local corn farmers. They do not have a "right to farm and make noise" act in that state and are basing their battle on local noise bylaws. They have a good chance of succeeding as a result.

We will be updating their progress in future editions of the Noise-letter.