Plane Positive

Living near the airport is a blessing, says Joy Stobbe

I am responding to the ever-growing saga of the noise from planes at the Vernon Airport. Like Richard Payne, I live close to the airport. Right now with the province on fire I count myself lucky that an airport is close by in the event of our beautiful city having a fire (Lord have mercy on us), as planes and water are both near.

It’s hard sometimes to see the positive when we have things that seem to get under our skin, but as I watch the world news and think of other countries and when those people hear the sound of a low-flying plane actually have to run for their lives because at any moment a bomb could fall from the sky.

Yes, the irritating sound of low-flying planes can be quite bothersome, but let’s thank God that it’s just that – a plane either taking off or landing at our airport and we need not worry about having to take cover in an area where there may not be anything to take cover in or under and knowing that it probably wouldn’t help anyway.

Instead, let’s find something that really is worth complaining about and try to do something about those issues rather than complaining, such as the safety of people in Polson Park or the homeless population.

Joy Stobbe