Bird cannons have been around

When you live very near an airport, as I do, you can expect to hear airplanes coming and going.

I am writing in response to a letter from M. Hansen of Sidney, printed in the Peninsula News Review on March 6, 2015.

When you live very near an airport, as I do, you can expect to hear airplanes coming and going.

When you live near a Canadian Armed Forces Helicopter Squadron base, you can expect to hear helicopters in their training practices.

When you live near water, you can expect to hear the bird cannons chasing the gulls and Canada geese out of the way of incoming and outgoing flights.

Those cannons have been used for years at the Victoria airport. They are not a new addition, as suggested in the aforementioned letter. I am surprised that the writer has not heard them in past years.

Lesley Pike, Sidney