08/02/2012 10:00 EDT | Updated 10/02/2012 05:12 EDT

International Joint Commission studies Windsor hum

The Windsor Hum has caught the ears of the International Joint Commission.

It's developing a plan to study the noise that's bothering homeowners in the Windsor's west end and parts of LaSalle.

The IJC is a bilateral organization that monitors transboundary environmental agreements. Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission because they recognized that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border.

Several levels of government on both sides of the Detroit River have determined the hum, which was first widely reported in early 2011, originates near or from Zug Island.

Brian Masse, the NDP MP for Windsor West is pleased with the IJC's involvement but will continue to pursue the case further. He promised again to pressure more government agencies to get to the bottom of the hum that many say sounds like a train engine or idling truck.

"I just think that there's been a lot of mystery around the hum and the issues around it," Masse said. "I hope we can get a clear path to how its going to be studied; how it's going to be reported to the public; and then potentially how to we get a solution."