July 21, 2014 6:53 pm

Officials get earful from Calgarians over airplane noise

CALGARY- After getting an earful from Calgarians across the city, council is trying to find a way to limit the noise caused by the new airport runway.

Since opening last month, there have been about 100 complaints about the din caused by roaring planes. Lawyers are investigating whether the city can restrict the time of day that commercial planes take off or land.

The mayor said he sympathizes with residents.

“I happen to live in an area that has airplane noise, always had had it, I did get used to it,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “But let’s keep in mind these are people who’ve lived in neighbourhoods like Whitehorn and Rundle and Marlborough for decades, and this is something new.”

Complaints are being investigated with a noise monitoring system, and airport officials tell Global News they are open to discussions.

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