Stench needs to be eliminated

The composting facility is a good idea and very necessary but eliminating the stench has to be addressed

I feel compelled to respond to the letter Bullying Tactics Not Necessary.

I don’t have a computer so can’t visit the website mentioned in the letter. I can only go by what I read in the PNR. There certainly have been enough opinions expressed on both sides and I do have some experience in living with odour 24/7.

I think what the Tanner Ridge people are trying desperately to say is for them, it is a very serious concern.

If you look up the word odour in Roget’s Thesaurus you will find 15 definitions. It doesn’t take long for your nose to recognize the odour as a putrid stench.  This stench permeates your house, your car, your clothes, your body, so that eventually you feel you are the stench. You can’t go anywhere and leave it behind.

That, to me, is a very serious psychological problem, especially to people who are sensitive to smells. Even perfumes are sickening to some.

Let us all do our part. Try to create less waste and compost our own waste, if we can. The composting facility is a good idea and very necessary but eliminating the stench has to be addressed.

No one should have to feel like they’ve been sprayed by a skunk.

Katie Booth

Sidney