All I want for Christ­mas . . .

The Press - - Perspective -

Not only is the long grass along the Richard­son Tce river­bank a dis­grace­ful eye­sore, its a safety hazard. It’s vir­tu­ally im­pos­si­ble to walk by the river­side as safety bar­ri­ers are cov­ered by the long grass. I would like to chal­lenge any­one to try and walk from the Opawa bridge to Ferry Rd with­out step­ping out onto the road. Just watch out for speed­ing traf­fic. All at­tempts to have this rec­ti­fied by the city coun­cil have fallen on deaf ears. We have had di­rect con­tact with lo­cal city coun­cil­lors and sent dozens of emails, but still no re­sults.

If I re­fused to pay rates, I would be pe­nalised, but the city coun­cil re­fuses to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for river­bank main­te­nance. So, all I want for Christ­mas is to have the river­bank grass trimmed. Not much to ask for is it, Santa? Oh whoops, that was on the list this time last year, too. Oh dear, still wait­ing.

Olive Crothall Opawa

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