December 8, 2023


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Present-day letters: Rideau Skateway should not be only for the elite

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Rideau Canal only for the privileged?

We are now getting told that only those people who live in the vicinity of the Rideau Canal Skateway need to use it for skating. Presumably this is in line with the provincial path to only physical exercise in your quick neighbourhood.

But hold out – seemingly it expenditures the NCC (oops, I indicate us, the taxpayers) additional than $1 million for each year to manage the canal for skating. So all of us taxpayers have to pay for sustaining the canal for the use of only the privileged number of who can afford to dwell in close proximity to it? Have you witnessed the expensive homes in the spot?

This is unbelievably unfair. The NCC must near the canal this wintertime time. There is a pandemic. I’m positive the well-off folks close to the canal can locate other stores for training, like the relaxation of us have to.

Jim Morris, Manotick

Groom it, and we will arrive

I am extremely let down that the canal is currently being groomed only for a small selection of Ottawa citizens who can get there on foot. In the meantime, out below in the suburbs we are clearing off storm-drinking water ponds. Either it is groomed for all city residents or it is still left on your own to obtain snow. Groom it and we will occur, inspite of stay-at-property orders.

Rosie MacLean, Greely

Prohibit significant-box outlets to food items only

Throughout this pandemic and present-day “stay-at-home” restrictions, the only issues people truly will need to acquire new, with couple of exceptions, are groceries
and pharmaceuticals – not outfits, jewellery, electronics, furniture or

Why, then, are unable to the “big box” shops be prohibited from marketing all but food stuff and pharmacy merchandise, and only by way of curbside pickup and/or supply?  It is my look at that those people massive institutions have to be enabling the unfold of condition with the crowds they permit.

Heather Loppe, Ottawa