40 Years ago

The Packet (Clarenville) - - Editorial -

One way streets caus­ing up­roar

A con­tro­versy seems to be brew­ing in the town of Bon­av­ista over a de­ci­sion of the town coun­cil to des­ig­nate two streets in the town as one-way thor­ough­fares.

The de­ci­sion was ap­par­ently made at a re­cent coun­cil meet­ing of coun­cil and a num­ber of busi­ness­es­men in the town are not too pleased with the sit­u­a­tion. A spoke­man for the busi­ness­men, Gor­don Bradley, who is a for­mer mayor of Bon­av­ista, says that coun­cil acted out­side its ju­ris­dic­tion in declar­ing the streets as one way.

He pointed out that Church Street is part of the old Cabot High­way and, as such, comes un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of the pro­vin­cial de­part­ment of trans­porta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

Mr. Bradley says that the ac­tion by coun­cil does not have the sanc­tion of the min­is­ter of that de­part­ment, nei­ther was it done in consultation with the busi­nesses lo­cated on Church Street.

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