Sound barrier for biz?

By Kate Bouey
October 26, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Coldstream council has put a proposed noise bylaw on hold after three major North Okanagan companies based in Lavington questioned its impact on their businesses. “The bylaw seems to be targeted at the industrial facilities in Lavington as this was the only area of sampling of noise levels,” said Pat Lauriente, Tolko general manager in a letter to the district. Tolko, which has a mill in Lavington that supports 558 full-time jobs, is concerned about a proposed 50 decibel threshold at night and the limited data gathered and used to support the bylaw. Council also received letters from… Lavington Pellet Limited, an operation which sits near the Tolko mill. Both questioned the worthiness of the proposed noise bylaw.

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