- LaJarvus Monk
- October 29, 2013 - 20:32
Some people can't afford insurance? Sorry, if you can't afford insurance then you can't afford your house, period. I'm so sick of this entitlement mentality around here where people don't want to take responsibility. Sell your house and get an apartment if you can't afford it. Stop expecting those around you to pick up the financial pieces when you don't bother to protect yourself.
- Jean FitzPatrick
- October 29, 2013 - 19:48
Since this letter I have received a response from the Provincial Government stating that, "The Provincial Government are NOT directly involved with Targa. NO APPROVAL is given for the use of the provincial roads impacted; rather it is left to the municipality to sanction the race." Therefore, in the event of injury, death or destruction of property both Targa & The Wabana Town Council are responsible!!
- October 29, 2013 - 08:00
Your article is very misinformed. 1) Yes, last year there was an accident. A line was knocked down which caused a failure to a pump in your water utility building. Because of this some organic matter go into your water. When you ran your water for a little but the "brown" went away. Correct me if I am wrong but is your water still brown? This is just bickering. 2) The Targa organizers are in direct communication with EMS. If you need an ambulance, the cars are radioed to pull over. They don't have to race against the competing cars like in your fantasy here. Beside this, there are EMS on site, so if a medical emergency is needed, it is likely that you could possibly get it sooner then if an ambulance had to be dispatched. There ya go. Targa Saving lives. 3) Targa and its racers are covered by insurance. They have to be, no exceptions. If damage is done, then it will be replaced. The Targa race courses are not selected by randomly picking streets to race down. Every road and corner is selected for a reason and safety is #1. Organizers are not go to endanger anyone unnecessarily. Targa is a family event and something great for our province. They don't tie up our streets for any great period of time and they offer us some entertainment. Unfortunately accidents do happen, but this occurs in all and any sports! We can't stop this and if we did then there would be no sporting events (Hey! this is what you want). For my self and other who like to get outside and participate in these well organized and safe events, rather then sitting inside complaining about others. I say, Keep it up. We need more events like this to show off our beautiful province.