All we wanted was a clean town
To the members of Facebook: Speak out loud and let your voice be heard Harbour Grace, and residents of Harbour Grace, I feel I have to apologize.
I was a member of a group that wanted nothing more then to bring Harbour Grace back to it’s once beautiful clean town that we all love and were very proud of.
The page was started with negative pictures of the town to open people’s eyes to the garbage and neglect; to get people motivated to clean up the town, and it did do that. I have seen it. But I have also seen too much of the ugly and nasty in people, and that is not what this page was about. All we want is a basic clean up. Things have been taken out of context; lies have been spread, and I truly do not want to be part of that.
There were over 300 members and 90per cent were in support and willing to help, and then there were others.
It’s my face that people see in the papers and at council meetings and it’s me that they associate the site with. I’m not responsible for what other people write or their opinions. And everyone was allowed to give them. Some did start heated discussions, but when you start to trash people’s families on the wall and in private emails, it’s gone way too far.
I only wanted a clean town, and no one could get along, long enough to get on the right track.
So all that being said, it is still a public forum where people did voice their concerns and issues about council and ideas they wanted to present.
I will not give up trying to get things moving in a better direction, but I will not be voicing my concerns on line.
I know that 90 per cent of this town want change; the other 10 per cent did not.
Thanks to all the people that supported my efforts, and the efforts of the group. Pauline Yetman Harbour Grace