Letters To The Editor

Photo by  Ed & Sylvia Cuhaci

Photo by Ed & Sylvia Cuhaci

RESIDENTS DESERVE BETTER PLANNING AND DESIGN

As our community sings the praises of the Flora Footbridge which has indeed fulfilled the timely purposes of access and healthy walking, we are saddened by its bulkiness in the Clegg area and the utter disregard for the residents of that neighbourhood. It is also sad to see oversized houses being constructed around our beautiful historic Rideau Canal which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and deserves better urban planning and respect for design.
             Ed & Sylvia Cuhaci,
               Mason Terrace

 
 
 

Photo by Erica Claus

Photo by Erica Claus

FISH OF THE RIDEAU RIVER

Your August 2020 article on fish by Sean Landsman caught my attention. Despite being a resident in Old Ottawa East for over 25 years, my family has never fished in the Rideau.
We did enthusiastically share the article with friends, and to our great surprise, the very next weekend our friend Andrew Gelok got straight to Brantwood Park and very quickly caught this heavy Muskie who had a big bite out of his tail, probably by another Muskie. He estimates the weight at near 7 lbs. and the length around 32 inches.
Here is a picture of Andrew taken on Saturday, August 22nd, after his catch and just before he returned the great one back to the Rideau. I have Andrew’s permission for you to publish this photo should you choose as this fishing expedition was a direct result of your article.
Thanks for a super neighbourhood paper!
                                            Erica Claus,
                                          Marlowe Avenue

VIEWPOINTS ON THE RIVER FOOTBRIGE

In her letter to the editor (June 2020), Linda Burr raises key questions about the proposed footbridge across the Rideau River at the foot of Clegg Street, specifically, is it needed and would it adversely affect the integrity and beauty of the river. These questions and many others would have to be examined in an environmental assessment before any decision could be taken to proceed with a footbridge.
That said, I’d argue that a new river footbridge has the potential to make walking and cycling safer and more convenient. Does anybody really feel that biking along Smyth Road is safe? If well designed, a new footbridge would have minimal impact on the river and its banks. For many of us, theAdàwe footbridge across the river in Sandy Hill – Vanier does not detract from the beauty of the river but rather gives everybody a glorious new vantage point to enjoy the river.
                                            John Dance,
                                        McNaughton Avenue

COMMUNITY CLEANUP

On Sunday, September 20th, several households in King’s Landing helped to clean the public lands adjacent to our enclave (Greenfield Avenue, Concord Street, the forest by the Nicholas Street overpass, and the footpath along Colonel By Drive toward uOttawa) as part of the Glad “Clean the Capital” initiative promoted by our Councillor Shawn Menard. Approximately 15 bags of garbage and several large items were collected for the City’s garbage pick up. We thank The Mainstreeter for the environmental focus that you take to keep the City’s core green and beautiful.
                                          Virginia Harrison,
                                        Kings Landing Private
 
 

Photos by Michael & Sally FitzPatrick

Photo by Michael & Sally FitzPatrick

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE SON

Since we saw the picture of the large mother snapping turtle in the August edition of The Mainstreeter, we thought we would share with you a follow-up picture of the little fellow we met.

           Michael & Sally FitzPatrick,
               Corners on Main
 
 
 
 
 
 

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