February 19, 2013 · 11:34 AM

Dear editor,

My letter on light pollution of a few weeks ago has had repercussions.

Evidently, our local papers are read around the world. And this really surprised me. Return messages have come in from the U.K.

People are forgetting that those lights that blind you from neighbours' property or from businesses while driving at night can be legally charged if an accident occurs.

There is a new Canadian publication from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada titled Environmental Impact of Light Pollution and its Abatement. The doctor's report inside should scare Town and City officials into putting a cleanup plan into effect on overall lighting practices.

First and foremost, get rid of all lights on ground and others pointing up in the air. And those blinding oblong lights on the sides of buildings. They have now been declared illegal.

John C. McKee,



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