Stuff like this fascinates me. How can people who moved to the area KNOWING that this a working harbour (let's be honest, I don't see how anyone could not figure that out, with a seaplane leaving every 15-30 minutes), and now they bytch and whine that it's too noisy. It's like the old lady that lives next door to me and gets pissy when my tenants (of a legal duplex and not a secondary suite, I might add) park in front of her house, which is on a non-regulated street. If you can't deal with reality, MOVE!!
Exactly. I live not on the harbour but just a few blocks away because the cost of living on the harbour is through the roof. I would love to live on the harbour even with the noise and the smell of fuel. I can smell the fuel on certain days from where I live and it does not bother me.. same as car fumes or low tide. You should know what you're getting into before you want to live in a certain neighbourhood. Don't move there and try to change the way things work. If you want to talk noise, it's the seagulls and loud motorcycles that piss me off more than anything.. not the planes I hear every day. But again, seagulls are a part of living near a harbour!