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Letter to the editor: Cariboo Rocks The North ‘acoustically bombarded’ nearby residents

The powers to be at City Hall blessed the event by avoiding the noise bylaw.
Cariboo Rocks the North 2022
The 2022 Cariboo Rocks the North saw large crowds come out to enjoy the three-day classic rock festival.

Cariboo Rocks the North, lauded as a great success in the Citizen, was a weekend of insanity for other citizens.

The powers to be at City Hall blessed the event by avoiding the noise bylaw. Most people who live within a four-kilometre radius were forced to stay indoors in order to lessen the impact. Even indoors, the insanity crept into our homes.

I visited the site briefly. In five minutes, my ears were sore. Talking and discussion was not possible, and I suspect there was much damage done for those who stayed, including security staff. Personally, I was bothered by the noise all weekend. I am sure there were many citizens who felt similarly acoustically bombarded.

Rick Cook

Prince George