Friday, April 29, 2016

CBC's Interview with Ms Bond - re: Amphitheatre.

For people who missed the CBC Interview with Ms Bond regarding the Amphitheatre in Coldstream can be accessed here.

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Anonymous said...

Ms. Bond says that the Okanagan is resistant to change. Where has she been? We are changing so fast that we do not have adequate hospital facilities, seniors facilities, low-cost housing…

The architect and engineers she contacted see no problems. Why would they turn down a prestigious project?

She should have contacted the David Suzuki foundation, or other environmental groups for balance.

Someone suggest the race-track not far from the O'Keefe Ranch, the sound is contained, it on the highway. Shuttle buses could be arranged.

In alienating the people she wishes to host her facility, by talking down to us, as though we are unsophisticated, she single-handedly, has done more to stop this ill-conceived scheme, than any protests from residents could achieve.

The Kelowna Bluffs adjacent to the Bill Bennet Bridge is perfect, it is central, beautiful and the residents have accommodated the noise from rock concerts.

I think we are being poked with a stick, just because.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for previous typo's in my 2:30 post…should not have listened to interview again!

Interesting: Castanet: April 29, 2016:

'Vernon's mayor is concerned a B.C. Supreme Court ruling against the Motoplex Speedway and Event Park in Spallumcheen could be precedent setting.

A B.C. Supreme court judge granted an injunction limiting the noise level at the race track that has hosted two CASCAR events since opening in 2000.

The track's owner, Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. was also ordered to pay $100,000 in damages to the developer of nearby Lawrence Heights, a 40+ adult living community, as well as more minor damages to four other plaintiffs.

“The judge ruled that 80 decibels is a safe level,” said Mayor Akbal Mund.

“A tractor is about 100 decibels. Does that mean if a next-door neighbour to a farmer opens a window and hears the tractor then the neighbour can complain? It doesn't make any sense.”

Mund pointed to the Funtastic slo-pitch and music festival that occurs annually in Vernon during the July long weekend. Three nights of loud rock music blares from the site on the DND grounds to the south of the city.

“Rock music concerts are typically 110 to 116 decibels,” said Mund. “(This ruling) could open it up to everything.

“This sets a precedent."

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