Postcard money could be better spent
Letter to the editor from Norma B. Nicholson
Cape Breton Post
Thursday, May 20, 2004
It boggled my mind when I
received four large postcards from
Sydney Tar Ponds Agency in the
The cost of special paper and the
processing of these could have gone
towards relocating one of the families
adjacent to the tar ponds. It is
difficult for us seniors to absorb
what those employed by the tar
ponds agency are being paid for
working on this project --- and still
The money spent on the cards
would have gone nicely to rectifying
our water woes in Coxheath and
surrounding communities. We've
lived for years with heavy doses of
chlorine to kill the bacteria.
I myself, living at Keltic Crescent
seniors housing complex, have carried
2,385 gallons of water from relatives
tested wells over years, each
bottle weighing 10 pounds.
A green, bilious colour appears
in the tub when the water comes in
contact with a cake of soap or bubble
bath; green rings on a daily are a
challenge to erase. But, more important,
we cannot drink or cook with
Where are the priorities of the
Cape Breton Regional Municipality?
In this complex we sort, recycle
and compost, and guess where these
cards are winding up?
The newspaper does a sufficient
job of keeping us up to date!
I am the Jolly Green Giant:
Norma B. Nicholson