Seeking solutions closer to home

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Editor:

As a recent retiree to P.E.I., I was surprised to read about Nova Scotian companies employed to redesign waterfront and park facilities in Charlottetown. The much larger served area and population needs of Halifax, to my mind, will offer likely a miniature scale copy of what suits a very different urban centre.

Charlottetown does not need a similar waterfront circus atmosphere, the opposite of which is its saving grace and attraction. Meanwhile Victoria Park, at one-fifth the size of Point Pleasant, need not aspire to its problems such as a confusing array of on and off dog leash trails that few can decipher.

Why spend thousands of city dollars on an out-of-province concept instead of investing in an Island-created plan to best suit our unique city environment here? Offshore ideas are not necessarily better, as so often proven in the past, and can't reflect hometown values when viewed through non-resident eyes.

Too often we think professionals sporting large fees from other provinces know better, whereas the real solutions are often found much closer to home.

Mac Dixon,

Charlottetown

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Halifax, Victoria Park Point Pleasant Iceland

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