- January 09, 2013 - 13:41
Too late for a competition, or anything else for that matter. The consultant was already hired to design the fence before anybody knew about it. Funny, but I don't recall any tendering process to spend public funds. Just one other example of Doc wasting our money without due process. By the way, our taxes are increasing.
- January 09, 2013 - 10:05
I don't recall anyone asking the moose of this province what they thought about that fence.....and we're no smarter than them.
- Gilda from the Goulds
- January 09, 2013 - 10:02
James, the people of Trepassey are well known for their great sense of humour .... so I'm just going to assume that your letter was meant as a piece of satire, in which case you've done a great job. Personally, I don't walk the waterfront much anymore since I gave up hooking. But as an ordinary taxpaying homeowner, I do resent the way Dennis the Menace has been throwing our money around. If the well-heeled Port Authority wants a giant fence, and Council is not opposed to the uglification of the harbour front, then at least let them pay for it themselves.
- January 10, 2013 - 01:01
"Build it & they will come".....build it high with barbed wire and lots of volts..er to keep the hookers away from the sea wary men... ;-)
- January 09, 2013 - 07:48
James, you're missing the point. I don't actually mind the fence, the thing I mind is not being able to get on the other side of it. My family has always enjoyed summer strolls along the waterfront, and it is a big part of the experience to be able to go right along by the water and along by the boats that are docked there. I don't want to be barred out because of some irrational fear of terrorists. Furthermore, the Port Authority has admitted that a fence is just one option - they could simply hire additional port security officers, but they're trying to do it on the cheap.