Ever see those motorized bicycles zipping along the streets?
I can’t help but think that with a law forbidding just about everything how it is we allow bicycles to speed around the streets with no consequences.
I’ve been driving on Main Street when someone on one of those rigs has passed me on the right and I’ve also had them come out of nowhere on Main Street, apparently not realizing that most people would never expect a bicycle to be going that fast.
You’d think with motorists getting dinged for everything from “rolling stops” to going a few notches over the speed limit on Parade Street there would be more done to curb the speeding bicycles.
News that the Colony Inn (we reported on this last week) on Forest Street isn’t apt to be readied for the arrival of the ferry certainly is a blow to the area.
Can’t imagine any other gateway town with a motel/restaurant just steps away from a ferry terminal that isn’t open.
Would seem to be a prime spot.
And if it does stay closed, it certainly isn’t a great sign for whatever tourists are making their way up that hill.
Some things around here amaze me.
A few weeks ago the town had a chimney removed from a property at the corner of Willow and Cliff that has long been unoccupied. The chimney, we were told, appeared to present a danger to pedestrians. I presume that means bricks were falling or could fall and hit someone walking on the sidewalk.
Good thing it’s gone.
But really why wouldn’t the town also remove all the garbage on what remains of the front steps on the Cliff Street side?
While I get that the immediate concern was safety (the chimney) would it be too much for a town crew to pick that stuff up as well?
It seems as you travel around town there are more and more examples of things like this, neighbours forced to see a mess next to their property. It certainly isn’t doing much to instil community pride.
Speaking of messes. Anyone driving around Chegoggin down by the wharf must wonder why it is there are so many fast food cups and garbage along that way.
Seems there’s no end to places that could benefit from a cleanup in this county.
I live close to St. Ambrose Cathedral and have shaken my head more than once when I see people driving to church and parking on the green lawns that homeowners in that neighbourhood maintain. Granted, technically the green spaces would qualify as sidewalks (town property) I suppose, but why anyone chooses to park on land others maintain when there are spots in the church’s parking lot puzzles me.
I’m not talking about later in the day when the lot is filled and the churchgoers have to park wherever they can find a spot. I’m talking about a couple people (always the same ones) who I see out my window every Sunday who park a fair distance from the church, like I say, on the green spaces. (Not, I should say, in front of my place, this isn’t personal.)
Someone said to me they seem to want to park there so they can make a quick exit after the service.
But it would seem to me if there are spaces in the parking lot, why do you need to park on property some others are maintaining/mowing? I know in the spring when they park there and the ground is softer, they make huge ruts in an otherwise well cared for piece of land.
I’ve never understood why anyone would want to have a huge snake as a “pet” and lately there have been stories in the news about authorities seizing pythons.
What I wonder about is do police, paramedics and firefighters, as examples, know where these huge snakes are?
I mean if a place is on fire and firefighters have to gain, entry how do they know if someone has a huge python inside as a pet?
Surely they should know what they might encounter, right?
If anyone thinks an election is a secret, they need only drive along Yarmouth’s Main Street. Zach Churchill’s getting to be one of the biggest tenants on the street with the Liberal campaign headquarters in the old Jake’s building and his constituency office up the street a bit in the Trask building. The PC candidate, John Cunningham, has taken over what some of us would remember as the old Sobey’s store on Main Street, more recently a law office.
Haven’t seen an NDP campaign office yet, though.
No doubt it’ll come.