It’s autumn, and besides the colours and smells, we are inundated with leaf blowers.
A neighbour’s gardener was out for 40 minutes chasing the last leaf from her lawn. The noise was as deafening as an old Boeing 707. A call to Oak Bay’s bylaw officer told me there is no rule prohibiting the blowers. And he asked how else are they going to pick up leaves! I guess he has never heard of a rake.
I think its high time Oak Bay council starts looking at a bylaw banning these machines. And these blown leaves. Where did they end up? On the street, the very place the municipality asks us not to put them.
George W. Barrows