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Great gate debate draws mixed response from readers

By: Letter to the Editor
January 29, 2018
 
 

To the Editor:
RE: "The Great Gate Debate should be over"

We live on Lorne Beach Road and the gate should not be open unless necessary.

Before the Municipality of Kincardine can even consider opening the gate to the public, the road needs to have sidewalks, curbs, streetlights, and everything else that goes with it.

I wish council would just support those who live on this road and say no, for emergency use only.

Peggy Griffin
Kincardine
 

To the Editor:

Leave to gate closed, unless for emergency access or Bruce Power if Highway 21 and the B-line are not accessible.

Done!

Patti Hutton
Tiverton
 

‚ÄčTo the Editor:

For what it's worth, Liz, I disagree.

There is a road there. If it could save a life, I say use it.

I moved off the B-line, closer to work because I couldn't face another winter of driving it. Doing it for the previous 12 years, I like to be able to see where I'm going, and the vehicles I meet.

Bruce County Road 23 needs to be closed when Highway 21 is closed, in my opinion. Life versus possible death.

Teri Morris
Inverhuron
 

To the Editor:

Haven’t staff wasted enough time on this?! Seriously?

That road would be an accident waiting to happen and is not designed for large amounts of traffic. That saying, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” obviously doesn’t apply.

I can’t wait for the next election, there are so many more important issues to resolve - much more important than a gate!

Geez, this makes my blood boil. If council only knew the half of it and did its job in the first place.

Joyce Cuyler
Kincardine
 

To the Editor:

I don't agree whatsoever. If it was your life on the line, neither would you.

There are occasions when the B-line is open but really shouldn't be - one-foot drifts and total white-outs.

This constitutes maybe 10 times per winter - where only Kincardine residents on shift, maybe a few hundred NOT thousands, would use it.

So, why spend money to upgrade the road when a few hundred vehicles want to drive the shore a few fearful winter days?  Open the darn gate. 

I'm not allowed to say who is allowed to drive down my street. Why should the residents there? Ridiculous!

Connie Ross
Kincardine
 

To the Editor:

Great editorial, including the history lesson.

I agree with your conclusion!

Barbara Wallis
Kincardine

 

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