Goal achieved !
Montreal, October 1, 2015 – A major donation made this week by a resident of Villeray has allowed les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau to achieve and exceed the target they had set themselves, which was to collect $ 10,000 for the installation of noise measuring stations across several districts of Montreal. The citizens’ committee has now received a total of $ 10,263 as a result of its appeal to the community.
“We are still seeking donors to continue our public initiatives to force changes to aircraft take off and landing protocols at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport”, commented Francine Lauzon, resident of Ahuntsic, and head of the fundraising campaign.
So far, ten noise measuring stations have been installed, one of the primary goals of the fundraising campaign. Four of these units are located in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and two in each of the following territories: Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc Extension, St. Laurent and Mont-Royal. The decibels registered by some of these stations confirm that the reduced altitude levels of aircraft over Montreal generates excessive noise, supporting the request of les Pollués to Health Canada and the Montreal Public Health Department to conduct a comprehensive study on effects of the deteriorating quality of life for citizens.
“We will determine shortly the location of additional noise measuring stations”, said Daniel Lalonde, a resident of St. Laurent responsible for installation of the monitoring stations. “We receive many calls from residents living outside the four districts where our sensors are located who have also noticed an increase in noise due to the passage of aircraft. ”
The results of the aircraft noise recorded by our measuring stations are available on the website www.ww-ans.net
It is the refusal of Aéroports de Montréal, the private manager of the local airport infrastructure, to respond to complaints of residents living up to 15 kilometers from runways, and to install additional monitoring stations beyond Vieux St. Laurent, which has led the citizens’ committee to take action.
The fundraising campaign, which began in the summer of 2014, has generated over a hundred donations. You can help by visiting the site of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau (www.lpdmt.org) via the PayPal system or by sending a check payable to Les Pollués to the following address: 12260 Desenclaves Street, Montreal (Quebec) H3M 2W3
It’s thanks to a major donation from Jean-François Bigras, a resident of Casgrain street in Villeray, that Les Pollués were able to reach and exceed their fundraising goal. He is here (second from left) with Antoine Bécotte, president of Les Pollués, Francine Lauzon, responsible for fundraising, and Daniel Lalonde (far right), responsible for the installation of noise measuring stations.
About les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau
A group of residents of North Montreal incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the summer of 2013, Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau mainly call for a revision of landing and take-off protocols at Montreal-Trudeau Airport in order to raise altitude levels of aircraft flying over the island of Montreal, and the application of a strict curfew between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am. More information at www.lpdmt.org