‘For once, let’s give credit where it’s due’

Com­ments on Ribfest, Schwartz’s Fur­ni­ture, Green Cove, mayor’s ex­penses and more

Cape Breton Post - - OP-ED -

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

Re: Schwartz plan­ning move — July 11

Good news. This will be a much bet­ter lo­ca­tion and it is nice to see them us­ing an ex­ist­ing build­ing.

– Tabitha

Re: Rack of ages: Syd­ney Ribfest draws thou­sands — July 13

To say this event was a prodi­gious suc­cess is an un­der­state­ment. A true fam­ily event en­joyed by all ages.

— Cameron C.

Re: Alexan­dra Street White Sox edge Eska­soni Di­a­mond­backs to win Ni­chols tour­na­ment — July 13

Con­grats to Scott and the en­tire White­sox team. Good luck the rest of the sum­mer boys.

— Layne White

Re: Green Cove per­fect for war me­mo­rial — July 13

I haven’t vis­ited a lo­cal ceno­taph for a long time. Not that I don’t re­spect what our sol­diers sac­ri­ficed. I’m just not drawn to­wards them. This Mother Canada statue would have draw­ing power and be a much more apt mon­u­ment to bring at­ten­tion to the sac­ri­fices of men lost in war.

— Joshua

Re: At­lantic Gate­way - rheto- ric or re­al­ity — July 13

The chal­lenge for Syd­ney, and Hal­i­fax, is that there is no large cargo hin­ter­land within close prox­im­ity. As a gate­way for the US/Canada mid­west, it is too far away com­pared to NY/ NJ, Nor­folk, etc., and there­fore the rail in­ter­modal would be sig­nif­i­cantly higher.

— Andy Lane

There is not a sin­gle eco­nomic, lo­gis­tics or prag­matic rea­son why a con­tainer would ever come to Syd­ney.

— Re­al­ity

Thou­sands of em­ploy­ees of mem­ber firms of the Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Freight For­warders As­so­ci­a­tion (CIFFA) rely on ef­fi­cient trans­porta­tion sys­tems to fa­cil­i­tate the move­ment of goods into, out of and through Canada. We do need lead­er­ship in in­fra­struc­ture plan­ning, de­vel­op­ment and de­liv­ery to keep Canada in the game. Thanks for tak­ing the time to ar­tic­u­late the mes­sage so well.

— Ruth Snow­den

Re: Iso­la­tion keeps Cape Bre­ton drug users from seek­ing med­i­cal care — July 15

I have no pity on drug deal­ers or users at all.

— No Pity

I love how peo­ple stick their head in the sand, take a neg­a­tive ap­proach on it all, throw out all this judge­ment and not have nearly the knowl­edge re­quired to back it up. You be­come part of the is­sue, not the so­lu­tion.

— Dis­gusted

Re: CBRM mayor claims more than $ 18,000 in travel ex­penses — July 15

For once, let’s give credit where it’s due. Clarke is not sit­ting around wait­ing for some­thing to fall from the sky for the CBRM. He’s out there hus­tling for it, meet­ing with those who can make it hap­pen and $ 62 mil­lion later we should at least thank the guy.

— Good In­vest­ment

Un­til there is a re­turn on money spent it’s still a pipe dream. — Com­ment

It is no won­der noth­ing ever gets done there. The at­ti­tude is so poor. At least the mayor is out there pro­mot­ing the area.

— Robert M.

Re: Same- sex wed­ding in Syd­ney River a spe­cial oc­ca­sion — July 15

We Cape Bre­ton­ers have come a long way in our think­ing and at­ti­tudes chang­ing from prej­u­di­cial un­wa­ver­ing back­ward­ness to a pro­gres­sive, up­lift­ing and for­ward think­ing pop­u­la­tion that I am ex­tremely proud to have come from.

— Allan

Re: Up to province to look af­ter Cape Bre­ton rail­road: Raitt — July 16

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment ex­pro­pri­ated the right of way from our an­ces­tors and then sold it to an Amer­i­can com­pany. I think the fed­eral gov­ern­ment should at least cor­rect this and get the right of way back and turn it into a trail for recre­ation use.

—Get­therightofway­back

Re: Raitt firm on MV Miner stance — July 16

Get­ting tired of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment for not tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for its ac­tions.

— Bill

She has done a lot for Cape Bre­ton since she got elected. For you to sug­gest oth­er­wise is scan­dalous.

— Caper

Re: ‘ You can’t take my baby boy,’ says Scotch­town woman — July 16

I am ex­tremely sad­dened to hear of this very un­for­tu­nate news. He was a plea­sure to know. Thoughts and prayers my friend. Stay strong.

— Brian

Re: Cape Bre­ton light­houses get glow­ing endorsement — July 17

Con­grat­u­la­tions to you Deb­bie Lee, and all the other se­lected can­di­dates. I thank you for all your hard work, ded­i­ca­tion and, most of all, be­ing so com­pas­sion­ate to pre­serv­ing our beau­ti­ful Low Point Light­house.

— Linda

It’s a bless­ing to see Gabarus light­house has been award sec­ond prize.

— Ge­orgina

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