Oh Santa - just won­der­ing

Seaway News - - SPORTS - Thom Racine Sports

So, it comes around yet another year, Christ­mas, the time of year when fam­i­lies come to­gether and make mem­o­ries. The time when we all send jolly St. Ni­co­las our wish lists. Ev­ery year, I like to re­veal my let­ter to Santa and this year, I am not sure that Santa has much time for my first thing on the list. I have to start with the po­lit­i­cal is­sue that has struck a nerve in the city of late.

Here is my “Tank Gate” so­lu­tion. Dur­ing the open meet­ing last week, many speak­ers brought up the is­sues, im­plored our MP Guy Lau­zon to get mov­ing on the is­sue, by bring­ing our con­cerns to Ottawa, forth­with. With con­struc­tion seem­ingly un­stopped and hur­ry­ing along, it is time for our city coun­cil to reach out for some strong arm help. In­voke the one thing that just might put a halt to the mat­ter at hand. Chuck Charlebois hinted to it in his wrap up speech last week, he re­ferred to the con­struc­tion and how the ex­ca­va­tion has ex­posed the old canal walls, buried since 1975 and now see­ing the light of day again. Is there any­way we can des­ig­nate th­ese an­cient old walls as a his­tor­i­cal site.

If that’s the case, then surely they can’t con­tinue to al­ter th­ese old walls. For those of you say­ing, we didn’t care in 1975, yes, that is true, but those canal walls re­main and should be des­ig­nated her­itage sites. Sorry Santa, had to vent. Be­fore mov­ing on to my list, thanks for an­swer­ing my last thirty years of ask­ing the Cana­dian Foot­ball Hall of Fame to fi­nally do the right thing. Santa, what’s up with the Se­na­tors, sprin­kle some of that magic dust over the Cana­dian Tire Center, if they don’t fig­ure it out soon, the sea­son is lost. The Leafs and Habs seem to be play­ing bet­ter, but what­ever was in the wa­ter in Los An­ge­les be­fore they headed to On­tario and Que­bec last week, needs to trickle north. By the way Santa, have any of your Elves fig­ured out the so called Code in the NHL, let me know if they have, I sure don’t get it. Stick­ing with hockey Santa, the Colts would like the same present you sent last year, a win­ning streak that took them all the way to the Na­tional Cham­pi­onship. The Riverkings seem to be in good stead Santa, tuck a few four point week­ends down the stretch into their stock­ings.

Oh, by the way Santa, when you drop into Thetford Mines, give Se­bastien Cour­celles our best and per­haps drop a few scary movie of­fers into his stock­ing.

Santa, they graded and planted new sod at Joe St. De­nis field, lets hope you make a fly­over gar­entee­ing a solid and level field takes root in the spring. I know it is far to early to be think­ing about base­ball, but can you fig­ure out the Blue Jays this year, we are all still wait­ing for the prom­ise of last yearto show up. And fi­nally Santa - the Olympics are a few months away and I can’t help think­ing our boys and girls are in tough this time around. Stick a few new magic mo­ments into your sack, we could all use some more of that mem­o­rable mo­ment stuff. Fly safe Santa, the world needs your spirit.

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