Gateway Village needs some TLC
Regarding the unkempt conditions at Gateway Village:
This issue has been expressed before in these columns and to no avail.
The government of the day has done nothing about it. And now that members are on summer leave from the harrowing work they’ve done with small remuneration, long hours and unfair working conditions nothing will come about because members are busy attending to long vacation fun days.
The midst of the tourist season is upon us and conditions at Gateway Village are appalling.
The fountain is dry, the town clock doesn’t work and there are still a few stores with paper covering the windows. These are not major work feats to be completed. If this was a million dollar work factor they (the government) would be spending taxpayer’s dollars like it was going out of style. Maybe those windows cold be covered with Island tourists’ news and the like.
It boggles the mind to see this condition so prevalent in the village, the main stopping place for tourists once they’ve crossed the bridge, and government doing nothing about it.
One would think that government would take pride in the main ‘gateway’ point, the first impression tourists get of P.E.I. It’s not something that’s hidden from view, its right out front for all people to see. I sat at a park bench in the village and listened to remarks made by visitors about these conditions and it wasn’t pleasant to hear.
Go over to the border points of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and you’ll see nothing of the kind. We cannot understand why government doesn’t act but since we’re a forgotten town I suppose nobody cares.