If you live in Markham, or, I suppose, anywhere along the GO train line in southern Ontario, this might be of interest to you. Yes, trains are good; having commuters not using cars is wonderful. BUT – Transport Canada has a rule that requires trains to sound their whistle/horn at crossings where “…there isn’t infrastructure — like train arms — to alert drivers and pedestrians of a coming train.”
There is a number of people in Markham who have been trying to get the train horn noise stopped, or at least decreased. Apparently little has changed since they started to complain.
Read a CBC article on the issue here.
And here is a video from two years ago about the protests. Seems like little has changed.