Pole vaults needed to scale snowbanks

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Editor: A number of well-written letters to the editor regarding the city's snow removal (or complete lack of to be more concise) have been published in this newspaper. I would like to take another look at how our tax dollars are spent.  

At 8:30 p.m. on December 27, I entered the Province House and Coles Building grounds from Richmond Street and walked towards Grafton Street. Not only were the walkways cleared with pristine to the full width, but also they were right down to bare pavement. This also included paths to all doorways front, back and the small side doors.

As soon as I stepped off the property, the city sidewalk had a path of two feet tramped down courtesy of pedestrians two feet.

Obviously, we too must be careful of our frail and unstable-footed politicians, over our robust and stable-footed seniors and disabled, as they pole vault over snow banks trying to locate a sidewalk.

On a serious note, one must question, what would our city do if we had storms like those in Toronto, parts of Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia? How would our city hold up their responsibilities in partnership with the other powers-that-be?

Rod Scott,


Organizations: Province House, Coles Building

Geographic location: Richmond Street, Grafton Street, Toronto Quebec New Brunswick Nova Scotia Charlottetown

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