The MLA for Inverness says the warning siren for the swing bridge at the Canso Causeway has been turned down because it was set louder than necessary.
Allan MacMaster says many people in the Port Hastings area were annoyed by the loud alarm, that notifies people that the bridge will be moving.
“It’s something that’s important for the people locally who live near the bridge,” he says. “Hopefully now that it’s not ringing as loudly it’ll be less disruptive for them.”
MacMaster says a lot of people requested to have the siren turned down.
He says he has been speaking with Transport Canada who ultimately make the decision about the alarms.
“Recently I’d asked them and I noticed that those are just guidelines those aren’t laws, they don’t have to be followed to a tee,” he says. “I don’t know if it was because of that, but it so happens, that recently they’ve decided to turn it down.”
The MLA referred to a similar time when the bright white strobe light over the Strait of Canso had irritated residents and eventually were switch to a softer red.