Lake Country moves to enact blasting bylaw

Three readings of new bylaw on blasting lays foundation for rules around blasting for development

Lake Country is closer to having a blasting bylaw with three readings of the new bylaw this week by Lake Country council.

There will soon be new rules for explosives being set off at Lake Country construction sites.

Council members have given three readings to a blasting bylaw at Tuesday night’s Lake Country council meeting.

“We didn’t have a bylaw and anyone could get a permit from the provincial government and blast,” said Mayor James Baker.

There have been several concerns from residents about construction blasting in both urban and rural settings.

“No one knew it would occur and it was a little discomforting for some,” said Baker.

The bylaw, once adopted, calls for vibration monitoring and notification of neighbours who live within 100 metres of the blasting.

“With the expected growth in urban and rural development in the district and proposals contained in the official community plan, it would be beneficial for the district to have a blasting bylaw,” said Rachel Webster, summer planning student, in a report.

“When unsupervised, complaints from neighbouring properties of the blast site are likely to occur as blasting causes vibrations which can lead to the instability of pre-existing foundations of structures and the destruction of the surrounding environment.”

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