‘For once, let’s give credit where it’s due’
Comments on Ribfest, Schwartz’s Furniture, Green Cove, mayor’s expenses and more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re: Raitt firm on MV Miner stance — July 16
Getting tired of the federal government for not taking responsibility for its actions.
She has done a lot for Cape Breton since she got elected. For you to suggest otherwise is scandalous.
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.
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.
It’s a blessing to see Gabarus lighthouse has been award second prize.