Blame lies with us for loss of heritage and money
Posted in the Georgetown Forum
North Bay, Canada
#1 May 19, 2013
Blame lies with us for loss of heritage
As a proud Canadian and a citizen of Georgetown, I am concerned that our complacency and expectation that politicians know best, often lead to events taking place that we do not like. Politicians are human and therefore can and do make mistakes.
If we are missing the old cinema and complain how our youth have to be driven to other towns for entertainment, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
If we know that Memorial Arena is not just a place where we skated, our children played hockey, etc. and is a historic building that could be put to other uses (such as a community hall, a mini St. Lawrence market, winter market) but is going to be demolished in order that condos, apartments and townhouses can be built, why are we complaining? If we know that the Exchange Hotel is directly related to the advent of railway travel and therefore the development of what is today Georgetown, and is another piece of our history that stands a good chance of being obliterated, why are we complaining? If we do not care for our history, our roots, our heritage, the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors and would rather live like nomads, why are we complaining?
Politicians are not to blame. They react to our wants and needs and do their level best to provide so why are we complaining?
Roscoe Petkovic, Georgetown
North Bay, Canada
#3 May 19, 2013
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