For­got­ten al­ready

The Coast - - THIS WEEK -

Ja­cob Boon’s piece on The Elm­wood Ho­tel is a jour­nal­is­tic tour de force, but I’m afraid it’s too late for this city (“The fall of the house of Elm­wood,” cover story, Oc­to­ber 26). The nar­row, short-sighted, mealy­mouthed, mon­ey­grub­bing per­spec­tive on her­itage con­ser­va­tion goes back 50 years. The dam­age has been done, that ship has sailed. Too many bat­tles eas­ily lost to greedy de­vel­op­ers—some not bat­tles at all. Hal­i­fax has lost its unique iden­tity, be­com­ing now a city of generic steel and glass tow­ers, with a cute wa­ter­front. Thank you for a great piece, Ja­cob. It’s just a shame that it’s 50 years too late. —Scott Smith, Hal­i­fax

—In­sta­gram user @au­tum­nony­ourknees re­spond­ing to “Rock and racism” (Re­ply all let­ter, signed Ben, Nov 2)

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