Stars & Thun­der makes Tim­mins a des­ti­na­tion

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - OPINION -

This let­ter is in re­sponse to Alex Szczebon­ski’s let­ter to the edi­tor, on be­half of the Tim­mins Tax­pay­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion in Tues­day’s edi­tion of The Daily Press.

I would like to pick apart Alex’s long-winded, let­ter, but, I won’t. Every­one has read it. Per­haps he needs to get some glass cleaner and wipe the smoke off his mir­rors. He voted, and now he just starts bitch­ing? How does he sug­gest we in­crease the City of Tim­mins’ tax base? Spend­ing will still oc­cur. To con­clude, he states: “Coun­cil will put on fire­works/singing show to try make you for­get.”

It should be noted, how­ever, The Stars & Thun­der 2017 Tim­mins Ineter­na­tional Fire­works Com­pe­ti­tion & Mu­sic Fes­ti­val is largely funded from ticket sales, cor­po­rate spon­sor­ships and gov­ern­ment grants, not mu­nic­i­pal tax dol­lars.

And it should also be noted Tim­mins is listed as one of the top 17 cities in Canada to visit in 2017 — Canada’s 150 birth­day.

De­tails were noted in a story — “City plugged as place to visit” — in Thurs­day’s edi­tion of The Daily Press.

Gary Cro­ker, Tim­mins

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