Local governments may regulate and prohibit noise through the establishment of noise control bylaws. Specifically, regional districts have jurisdiction through s. 324 of the Local Government Act (LGA), whereby …the board may, by bylaw, regulate or prohibit the making or causing of noises or sounds in or on a highway, or elsewhere in the regional district (i) that disturb or tend to disturb, the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood, or of persons or public in the vicinity, or (ii) that the board believes are objectionable or liable to disturb the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of individuals or the public... In conjunction with this regulatory bylaw, a regulatory service establishment bylaw will be drafted, as required by Section 323 of the LGA.
In light of the issues and resulting Noise Bylaws developed for Electoral Area D and Electoral Area C, the Electoral Area B Director has indicated a desire to establish a Noise Bylaw for Electoral Area B. The SLRD Board adopted Electoral Area B Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 1496-2016 at the January 25, 2017 Board meeting.