Stars & Thunder makes Timmins a destination
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