Chelsea businesses take dim view of 'lights-out' bylaw - Ottawa - CBC News

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By CBC News Ottawa, July 8, 2016

A west Quebec municipality's plan to limit outdoor lights at nighttime has run into resistance from local businesses who say the draft bylaw goes too far.

The municipal council of Chelsea, Que., passed a draft bylaw Thursday night that requires business or residential exterior light fixtures to be covered or pointed downwards, and not towards the sky or towards the properties of neighbours.


"What we're trying to do is protect the environment but also protect the quality of life of residents from intrusive lighting that shines into their homes from other homes, from neighbours, from shops, [or] from businesses," said Chelsea Mayor Caryl Green.