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  • Neighborhood watch
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    If the people/children living the neighborhood were proud of their area they would help to work against the few bad apples.
    Try working with the people that live there and ask for their help and ask what you can do for them.

  • jamie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    what you expect bldg something in da hood

  • shawn
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    maybe if kids from the area with no money were aloud to use it when it is not being used by people with money then maybe the trouble would decress alot

  • Sport Complex Patron
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    A security person should be patrolling the parking lot at all times when the facitlity is being frequented by patrons. Maybe even a night time security guard for protection against vandalism and arson. Not sure why they couldn't justify the proper protection for a new $6.8 million dollar facility and its patrons?!

  • Albert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Yes, Lisa.
    It should have been built in a wealthier area of town on land that costs way more, which in turn would have made access fees so expensive that only the wealthy could make use of it. Poor people are too busy vandalizing and stealing to use it anyway, right?

    Lots of people, the not-so-wealthy included, appreciate a facility such as this one in their community; these neighborhoods are often plagued by a few rotten apples who give them a nasty reputation. These types of facilities can often turn a 'problem' neighborhood into a better one; it just takes time.

  • mainlander
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    why is it nothing can be built without some idiots having to beat the crap out of it? There is no pride in neighbourhoods or properties for these morons. They have no fear of getting caught or any consequences.

  • Lisa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    The first problem was building such a magnificint facility in an area known for such activity. Why not pick locations where the people in the area appreciate such gestures instead of waiting for something new to vandalize and steal.

  • steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Shouldn't have been built there in the first. Parfrey and his rugby clowns got their own way and had it built on their grounds. I bet rugby won't be paying for the repairs though.

  • TheSpooker
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I think that place is really cool, I was never inside but I can't believe that those friggin troubled kids decide they are going to vandalize or rob these premises, in fact I actually feel sorry for the people who cause this kind of trouble because I have a feeling that the reason why kids turn rotten is because obviously they come from broken homes, grow up exposed to domestic violence and crap like that, in fact I was planning on moving into the adjacent apartment blocks in the area but I might want to think twice about that.

  • Rob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    I think that Steve's comments are not appropriate. Personally I have not always agreed with Dr. Parfrey. But to call him or members of the rugby community clowns shows little class. The provincial trainning center would be be there if it were not for the efforts of the rugby community and in particular Dr. Parfrey. He was one that pushed the idea from the beginning. He played a big role in getting corporate and government support. Both of these groups like to be associated with winners.

  • Yo mama
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    I rotate in and out of Singapore from St. John's and I offer a simple solution, bring in the Singaporean police for a little, I guarantee zero vandalism, theft and grafitti...nothing says Behaving like a split open arse. Any kid in Canada knows getting caught at any of these nuisance crimes is just a verbal warning. Singapore's laws make it the safest and most beautiful city in the world, we could make millions from tourism too if we just break out the whips.

  • Neighborhood watch
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    If the people/children living the neighborhood were proud of their area they would help to work against the few bad apples.
    Try working with the people that live there and ask for their help and ask what you can do for them.

  • jamie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    what you expect bldg something in da hood

  • shawn
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    maybe if kids from the area with no money were aloud to use it when it is not being used by people with money then maybe the trouble would decress alot

  • Sport Complex Patron
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    A security person should be patrolling the parking lot at all times when the facitlity is being frequented by patrons. Maybe even a night time security guard for protection against vandalism and arson. Not sure why they couldn't justify the proper protection for a new $6.8 million dollar facility and its patrons?!

  • Albert
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Yes, Lisa.
    It should have been built in a wealthier area of town on land that costs way more, which in turn would have made access fees so expensive that only the wealthy could make use of it. Poor people are too busy vandalizing and stealing to use it anyway, right?

    Lots of people, the not-so-wealthy included, appreciate a facility such as this one in their community; these neighborhoods are often plagued by a few rotten apples who give them a nasty reputation. These types of facilities can often turn a 'problem' neighborhood into a better one; it just takes time.

  • mainlander
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    why is it nothing can be built without some idiots having to beat the crap out of it? There is no pride in neighbourhoods or properties for these morons. They have no fear of getting caught or any consequences.

  • Lisa
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    The first problem was building such a magnificint facility in an area known for such activity. Why not pick locations where the people in the area appreciate such gestures instead of waiting for something new to vandalize and steal.

  • steve
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Shouldn't have been built there in the first. Parfrey and his rugby clowns got their own way and had it built on their grounds. I bet rugby won't be paying for the repairs though.

  • TheSpooker
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    I think that place is really cool, I was never inside but I can't believe that those friggin troubled kids decide they are going to vandalize or rob these premises, in fact I actually feel sorry for the people who cause this kind of trouble because I have a feeling that the reason why kids turn rotten is because obviously they come from broken homes, grow up exposed to domestic violence and crap like that, in fact I was planning on moving into the adjacent apartment blocks in the area but I might want to think twice about that.

  • Rob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    I think that Steve's comments are not appropriate. Personally I have not always agreed with Dr. Parfrey. But to call him or members of the rugby community clowns shows little class. The provincial trainning center would be be there if it were not for the efforts of the rugby community and in particular Dr. Parfrey. He was one that pushed the idea from the beginning. He played a big role in getting corporate and government support. Both of these groups like to be associated with winners.

  • Yo mama
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    I rotate in and out of Singapore from St. John's and I offer a simple solution, bring in the Singaporean police for a little, I guarantee zero vandalism, theft and grafitti...nothing says Behaving like a split open arse. Any kid in Canada knows getting caught at any of these nuisance crimes is just a verbal warning. Singapore's laws make it the safest and most beautiful city in the world, we could make millions from tourism too if we just break out the whips.