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Western Forest Products pledges to address noise from Duke Point sawmill

By Dominic Abassi
Nanaimo News Now
January 11, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

NANAIMO — Randy Shalagan has spent many nights hiding in a spare room over the last several months, trying to escape an unwanted intruder invading his home. But the intruder isn’t the type that can be stymied by fancy home security systems. That’s because it’s incessant industrial noise from a Duke Point sawmill. Shalagan said it was mid-August when he first noticed a constant humming noise inside his waterfront condo along the Newcastle Channel at Cypress St. and Stewart Ave. …One sleepless night, Shalagan said he had enough and went on an exploration mission at 2 a.m. He traced the sound to the Western Forest Products sawmill in Duke Point. The plant is roughly five kilometres, as the crow flies, from Shalagan’s condo and the noise travels a clear path across Nanaimo’s inner harbour.

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