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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Noise Issues: Canadian Stories

The following is a series of short news videos explaining various noise issues facing Canadians across the country.

Ottawa (3:54) Air and sound pollution that created by bus and truck in downtown Ottawa may possibly be addressed by using rail service.

Vancouver (4:31) Vancouver International Airport is building a $12 million ground run-up enclosure to minimize noise while engines are run-up as part of regular maintenance work. The structure is intended to block noise radiating outward from the planes in order to protect surrounding neighbourhoods from noise pollution. Journal of Commerce Canada.

Victoria (3:08) The Environment and Infrastructure Public Advisory Committee is tuning into something many of us tune out; environmental noise pollution. The committee notes that there is a need for an overall community noise policy. A News Vancouver Island.  

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