January 22nd, 2021

A few points to ponder

By Letter to the Editor on August 7, 2020.

1. Kudos to MLA Drew Barnes speaking the obvious. Alberta is and always has been a colony of central Canada to pillage and plunder. It’s now “either or” folks.

Note to Premier Jason Kenny – lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.

2. Kudos to city council who showed some common sense by permitting the Food Bank to relocate to the old Maple Avenue Firehall instead of Central Park School.

3. Reducing the speed limit downtown from 50km/h to 40km/h does absolutely nothing to create a more pedestrian friendly environment. Oh yeh – kick the can down the road.

4. Some talk of reducing side yard set backs. Bad idea. In the event of a residential fire, houses on both sides will also burn.

5. Running large city buses continue to cost the city millions. When I was a kid, smaller buses in use ran full to the point of standing in the aisle. It worked. Actually with buses usually carrying only zero to five passengers, an SUV fleet would suffice.

6. Finlay Bridge. We were told after the city spent over $10 million in repairs a few years ago, it would be good for another 100 years. Man, that 100 years went by fast.

7. An updated Cycling Master Plan for the city is overdue. It is after all, the 21st Century with hundreds more cyclists enjoying the exercise.

8. Lastly, crooked federal politicians filling their pockets. Time and again getting caught. If you think the Ethics Commissioner, who was appointed by Trudeau will find fellow Liberals, Trudeau and Morneau guilty of anything, then you must still believe in Santa Claus. Of course, the media is left wing Liberal so when Trudeau made his crafty speech written by his handlers, we only heard – I am sorry. What Trudeau really said was, I am sorry for getting caught.

John MacLaren

Medicine Hat

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