Today, my Twitter feed has been lighting up about construction noise.
The jackhammering began around 3 a.m. outside Vancouver General Hospital, according to former park-board candidate Dave Pasin.
He said this racket continued until 7 a.m.
This work was being done to meet a deadline to complete a separated bike lane along West 10th Avenue on the north side of VGH.
The City of Vancouver's noise bylaw restricts construction-related nose from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.
However, the bylaw allows for an "exception permit" from the city.
Some wonder if there's any justification for allowing noise-related construction at ths time so close to the province's most important acute-care hospital.
Of course, with a new SkyTrain line planned along West Broadway, this could only be the beginning of much more late-night jackhammering to come.
It sounds like a ready-made election issue for any enterprising mayoral candidate looking to generate some media attention.