Canadians got a nasty gift last Christmas from Izzy Asper. A national editorial policy put in place by one of Canada’s media giants threatens democracy and will lead to a loss of diversity within smaller communities.
A cat screeches pitifully as its skin is peeled back with a knife. Its muffled pleas go unanswered as the executioners continue their morbid mission.
Lingering patrons a problem
As a resident of Elgin Street since March 1999, I was interested to learn from your March 15 article, “Complaints surprise bar owners,” that some bar/restaurant owners on Elgin Street “had no idea that residents were so upset.”
While I agree that “people moving into the area should be quite aware that there are a number of bars and restaurants and that there are times it’s going to be a little loud,” my particular concern about noise is the “3 a.m rush-hour traffic” that dramatically increased and became quite constant during the summer of 2001. In my view, the recent increase in noise complaints have more to do with the increase in the numbers of people lingering after bar hours and the lack of respect some bar patrons show our neighbourhood, which includes a children’s park and a schoolyard, and less with the establishments mentioned in your article.
The Chretien government’s plan to build a series of museums and cultural attractions along Wellington Street would pump more tax dollars into a city already bloated with federal cash.