LETTER: Trains should not run all day

Why is it that CP Rail has its diesel engines running for hours at a time (usually during the night) along Vernon Street.

Why is it that CP Rail has its diesel engines running for hours at a time (usually during the night) along Vernon Street, without being moved.

Diesel is one of the worst carcinogens there is.

Is anyone at CP thinking about the impact of these engines, running hour after hour, on the people who live in the immediate area of the train yards?

At this time, we unfortunately do live close by.

I have contacted CP Rail by email as they have no phone number locally, explaining my concerns about this ongoing, serious health hazard. After several weeks, I have still not received a reply.

What justification is there for these engines being run like this?

It’s not like it’s 40 below in Nelson. Even if that were the case, I’ve never noted trains running for hours at a time, without moving, anywhere else that I’ve lived, to “warm up” or for whatever reason this practise continues.

We can’t see the pollution this is causing, but the long-term health effects are very real.

The people living in this area may pay dearly if this continues.

CP, are you finally listening?

I’d like some answers and I’m sure other people in this area would too.

G. H. Hartman

Nelson

Just Posted

Touchstones gala celebrates the great outdoors

Breaking Trail will be held June 1

Richard Hill’s bird photographs at the Nelson library

‘Big and Small: Birds Found in the West Kootenay’ is on display through June

Energy efficiency session at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades

LETTER: Giveaway items becoming an eyesore

From readers Ron and Diane Baerg

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read