An atrocity against nature says reader
April 10, 2017
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To the Editor:
Okay. What happened to the FOUR trees that were to be cut down for this proposed splash pad in our beautiful nature retreat, North Shore Park? I went down and finally finished counting at 28!
I know this is a letter but I have also included photos as a visual to this despicable move by the town ... a town that has completely ignored a petition with almost 2,000 names, that has ignored an environmental assessment saying it wasn't needed, that has ignored for the most part having Saugeen First Nation involved on land that is part of their land claim, that has called a stream 'a ditch'.
This isn't about children. This is about their parents. Most kids that I know prefer going to 'the beach', not going to a splash pad and watching other kids play at the beach.
If anything this should have been built 'uptown' for those who may not be able to get to the beach. However, the destruction has already started. Now what? Where will the building go that houses the computer that runs this thing. Where will the tanks go for the water? And the list goes on.
Do they really think people from the city who vacation here and who have access to pools and splash pads at home are going to want the same thing here? I hate to break it to town staff, but as a grandmother with grandchildren, they can hardly wait to get there to do what? GO TO THE BEACH!
This is an atrocity against nature. What are we teaching our children? That to destroy nature is ok? Obviously, those on town staff who have pushed for this location, don't give two hoots about nature, even though they may pretend to.
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