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Canadian neighbors’ alarm in backyard goes off when kids next door play

A bitter noise dispute between two Canadian families escalated after one family put an alarm in their backyard that goes off any time the children next door play outside. 

Chelsey Reid, of Calgary, said the dispute has been going on for two years.  

Reid claims that her neighbors are constantly complaining about the noise her children, Jax, five, and Nora, make while playing outside.  

Chelsey Reid (pictured with her daughter Nora), of Canada, said her neighbors put an alarm in their backyard that goes off any time her children, Jax and Nora, play outside. Reid says the alarm stems from a two-year noise dispute

Reid claims that her neighbors are constantly complaining about the noise her children, Jax, five, and Nora (both pictured), make while playing outside

But recently, the situation escalated after Reid discovered her neighbors had placed a noise monitoring alarm in their backyard

Reid claims that her neighbors are constantly complaining about the noise her children, Jax, five, and Nora (both pictured), make while playing outside

But recently, the situation escalated after Reid discovered her neighbors had placed a noise monitoring alarm in their backyard. 

‘I thought it was an annoying bird, and it wasn’t until we were out in the back that I realized it was when the kids were just playing,’ Reid told CTV News.  

She said her children were kept inside for most of the winter, and it wasn’t until last week that they got to play outside. 

That’s when she heard the alarm go off for the first time.  

Reid told CTV News that she has tried speaking with the family several times, but to no avail. 

‘The way that they act towards my kids, I almost find it’s bullying children,’ Reid said.

She said her children were kept inside for most of the winter, and it wasn't until last week that they got to play outside. That's when she heard the alarm (pictured) go off for the first time

She said her children were kept inside for most of the winter, and it wasn’t until last week that they got to play outside. That’s when she heard the alarm (pictured) go off for the first time

In a desperate bid to open the dialogue between the two families, Reid said she has reached out to the Community Mediation Calgary Society, a non-profit group that offers professional mediators for free. Pictured is the home of Reid's neighbors

In a desperate bid to open the dialogue between the two families, Reid said she has reached out to the Community Mediation Calgary Society, a non-profit group that offers professional mediators for free. Pictured is the home of Reid’s neighbors

In a desperate bid to open the dialogue between the two families, Reid said she has reached out to the Community Mediation Calgary Society, a non-profit group that offers professional mediators for free.

She told the station that she hopes the mediation will help so that she and her family can enjoy their summer. 

‘I don’t want to play this game year after year, it’s not fun. I just want it to end,’ she said. 

According to Calgary bylaws, kids playing normally in their yards is not a noise violation.



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