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Noise because a Basketball Court 

Rodriguez
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Posted On: 7/22/2014
Rodriguez
Rodriguez
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Behind my apartment is a basketball court, every spring-summer season we have the same problem about noisy teenagers playing at early hours in the morning (12:00 am to even 4:00 am) during weekdays, weekends they start around 5:00 am. I have already complained several times to the police but nothing seems to change at all.

I have to get up at 6:00 am every morning for work but having to wake up at an anticipated hour (like today at 12:30 am and being awake till 3:00 am or later) because the very loud noise of a non stopping bouncing ball doesn't allow to get a little bit of rest and being ready for work in the morning.

Today was even more frustrating when I called the police (again) and they told me that they don't have any records of complaints about this situation, this is the third phone call I make in the last 2 months. That tells me that maybe they don't even type any information in their system when I call.

So knowing that for sure police won't show up today, I had to go and confront this group of 6 teenagers; they laughed at me when I told them that I already called the police and they challenged me to do it again.

I really, really need to know where to complain about this situation, a year ago a friend told me to call the 311 (which belongs to the bylaw) however when I called, they confirmed they can not do anything about it.

Does anybody know how or where to proceed in a situation like this one?

Your feedback will be very appreciated.

Karina
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Posted On: 7/23/2014
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Hello Karina,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that this would be very frustrating and concerning.

You may want to contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic to see if they can provide some information on rights and solutions or for some assistance.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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