The lack of public consultation and absence of communication on the helicopter training exercise tonight in the downtown has caused great consternation with businesses, residents and visitors to our City.
Tonight's activity has generated dozens of calls and emails from the core, where residents called to inquire about the exercise and complain about the excessive noise pollution.
Until 3pm today, no consultation took place with the Ward 2 Councillor, downtown residents and/or businesses of the central business district. This flawed process has created great angst for seniors and young
families, all of which could have been avoided with public consultation.In light of what has clearly established itself as an unacceptable noise issue I have made a request to our Chief of Police that this operation be aborted immediately.
Jason Farr, Ward 2 Councillor