‘Snap out of it, Capers!’

Com­ments on the Green Cove mon­u­ment, port de­vel­op­ment, a new build­ing for down­town Syd­ney and more

Cape Breton Post - - OP-ED -

Here’s a sam­pling of reader feed­back this week at cape­bre­ton­post.com.

Re: Mans­bridge, LaFlamme and Robert­son no longer in sup­port of Green Cove mon­u­ment — July 7

My fear is it will never be built in the Cape Bre­ton area con­sid­er­ing the vo­cal op­po­si­tion to it. I’m sure New­found­land would welcome it with open arms.

— Jerry

Don’t al­low Cape Bre­ton to lose this op­por­tu­nity. Place it at the en­trance of Syd­ney har­bour on the North Syd­ney side wel­com­ing all visi­tors to our is­land.

— Jay

Snap out of it, Capers! Stop say­ing no to ev­ery­thing that tries to come this way.

— Why Not

Many of the tens of thou­sands of peo­ple who come to the area for the Cape Bre­ton High­lands Na­tional Park and to drive the Cabot Trail will be dis­cour­aged from do­ing so be­cause of a huge eye­sore de­tract­ing from the na­ture ex­pe­ri­ence they’re seek­ing.

— Steve

Re: CBRM blos­soms in Syd­ney Mines — July 8

The flow­ers are beau­ti­ful. A good thing to en­hance the beauty of the area. I be­lieve some of the weeds should be done away with though.

— Ray

Re: Con­sul­tants ready to talk Syd­ney port de­velop-

ment in China — July 8

If Hal­i­fax can­not com­pete with Mon­treal why is it any­one would be­lieve Syd­ney would be able to com­pete with ei­ther of these es­pe­cially when they are es­tab­lished with the re­quired in­fra­struc­ture.

— When Will This End

Money runs from trou­ble, he says, mean­ing com­pa­nies are wary to in­vest if there’s lit­tle public sup­port for a pro­ject. This works both ways. Public sup­port in­creases when they see the money and not just words like promis­ing, fruit­ful and very pos­i­tive.

— Bill

I work in my com­mu­nity and get so tired of peo­ple bad mouthing ev­ery idea that comes along. These peo­ple are go­ing to great lengths to make some­thing hap­pen here. A lit­tle sup­port would go a long way here.

— No Sup­port

Ku­dos to Mr. Sheehy and Mr. Bar­busci for push­ing this. This is what we need in Cape Bre­ton – peo­ple who see a pos­i­tive fu­ture. Per­haps we’ve been down so long we don’t know how to find the way up. Be­ing pos­i­tive and op­ti­mistic is im­por­tant for any area and I might also add for one’s per­sonal health. Peo­ple tend to run from neg­a­tiv­ity in busi­ness or in per­sonal re­la­tions.

— John B.

Re: Devel­oper propos­ing $ 10- mil­lion res­i­den­tial­com­mer­cial com­plex for down­town Syd­ney — July 9

Great vi­sion, Mr. Ch­ernin. What a shot in the arm for the lo­cal econ­omy. It’s all good from the con­struc­tion sup­plies to the labour to the walk­ing traf­fic it will gen­er­ate in the down­town core. Def­i­nitely a pos­i­tive sign of things to come. – Jim Davis Ex­cel­lent work, Marty, I am 100 per cent in favour of any de­vel­op­ment down­town that can help wake up our com­mu­nity again. We truly need more peo­ple to be­lieve in our area so it can start pro­duc­ing again.

— CB Proud

Fit it to the codes to build new homes and apart­ments to­day start­ing with wide doors and bath­rooms and bed­rooms and kitchens.

— Deb­bie O.

Re: Bet­ter ways to hon­our vet­er­ans –July 9

Ex­cel­lent let­ter. I have read ev­ery one sent in on Green Cove and this is far and away the best. What is be­ing pro­posed is just so tacky and cheap feel­ing, an ob­vi­ous cash grab on some­thing that de­serves more re­spect. Pri­va­tiz­ing war mem­o­ries for profit is gross. If this busi­ness group wants this built so bad they should buy a piece of land by the wa­ter and build it them­selves.

– Long­time Post Reader

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