‘Snap out of it, Capers!’
Comments on the Green Cove monument, port development, a new building for downtown Sydney and more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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