Picket line at Lord Lansdowne is the proverbial tip of the iceberg
as locals fight to rescue their neighbourood from noise pollution

By Carl Dow
Editor and PublisherEditor and Publisher
True North Perspective

As reported in the Friday, June 5, edition of True North Perspective (please see truenorthperspective.com/June_09/June_05/index.html), the Dyson Capital Corporation is operating an industrial air conditioner on the roof of the Lord Lansdowne retirement home.

A result is a 24-hour rush of noise from the corner of Bank Street and Homewood Avenue in an otherwise quiet central Ottawa section called The Glebe.

After repeated attempts to meet with Brent D. Wilson, President of the Lord Lansdowne Retirement Residence Inc., were ignored residents formed the Lord Lansdowne Neighbourhood Group (LLNG) to challenge the imposition.

Picket lines have been maintained twice a week and are being cut back to once a week while meetings are being held to develop a campaign that will consider community levels of peace and quiet, legal, and health related issues.

Adrian Belanger, speaking on behalf of the LLNG, said that unless the noise pollution does not improve funding for an acoustic engineer and legal help may be required.

Clearly, the LLNG is in this confrontation to win.

12 June 2009 — Return to cover.