Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bells toll in PoCo

Parish reaches bell resolution
Our Lady of the Assumption parishioners exit the building after Mass as the
church's bells (inside the right tower) ring for the 6 p.m. Angelus. The bells
have been controversial since neighbours complained about level of noise and the bell-ringing schedule. Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic.
Has peace been made between Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and their Port Coquitlam neighbours over the ringing of the church's bells?

"The matter has been reviewed by the city's community safety committee," said Pardeep Purewal, the communications manager for the city of Port Coquitlam. She said the committee directed the church to make adjustments to the volume and the schedule of bell-ringing. "The neighbours (will) monitor compliance over the summer."
During the July 11 meeting at city hall, the city heard from two delegations representing both sides of the bells issue.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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