Sale of town well part of larger problem in Brigus
At the December 2013 Brigus council meeting, council voted to sell a historic public town well on Cooperage Lane to Coun. Lorne Youden for $300. Does this mean that council will be selling all the historic old public town wells, or just certain wells to certain town councillors?
Either way, I guess Brigus will lose another part of its unique heritage, and maybe that’s the way it should be if nobody cares. As someone who truly loves Brigus, I was shocked at all the wrong decisions that council were and are making regarding the running of this once great historic town. Being young and foolish, I blamed council, but now that I older a little more wiser, I am now not so sure. Maybe council was and is right in not developing and saving this town’s unique heritage. As Rockwell Kent found out, there is a dirty, ugly side to Brigus that is fast ruining this town’s reputa- tion as a unique heritage and tourist destination.
In closing, I will say this in council’s defence. As bad as our council is, our residents are just as bad for ignoring and putting up with what is going on here. In the end, we will all get the government we deserve. Apathetic residents deserve an apathetic town council. William Pomeroy writes