Today’s letters: Yes, we need another bridge across the Ottawa River
This letter about the need for another bridge to Quebec is so on point. How much money has been spent on environmental and feasibility studies, which are probably in someone’s filing cabinet? The opinion of a few (neighbours near the proposed sight) should not dictate what is needed by the majority.
Last week, I was at the beautiful Ottawa Art Gallery. Upon exiting we were not faced with the attractive architecture of the university campus or Mackenzie King Bridge; instead, there were two huge transport trucks in front of us. As a longtime resident, I find this upsetting and I feel sorry for tourists having to navigate transport trucks at Rideau Street and King Edward Avenue going to Gatineau. How many more people have to be killed by these trucks?
Lynn Jennings, Orléans
The time for a bridge has come
Help me understand. Why are our elected officials so opposed to something that makes so much sense, economically and environmentally and otherwise? A bridge that large swaths of their silent voters in both Ontario and Québec, seriously want?
This link has been on the books since 1970. Its time has come.
Nicole C. Beauchamp, Ottawa
I want to sincerely thank Police Officer Kevin Richard for his very thoughtful and heartfelt reminder to all of us of the things “we don’t see” but need to be reminded of from time to time.
Frequently, we only see the cover of the book and don’t know the story inside, or care to find out.
Many of the professional service people are in their jobs because they truly care and want to make a difference (police, firefighters, EMS, health care staff etc). They tend to do shift work and face many challenges daily. Kevin Richard has found the words to eloquently express the reality of his world and the world of others.
So next time, stop and think before you decide to come forward with an idle complaint.
Joanne Ready, Ottawa, Retired RN
What about protecting Canadian players?
Re: Where will all the good Canadian players go? March 18.
The main issue is the possible reduction of Canadian players in the CFL. At the moment, seven starters out of 24 are Canadian. It is apparently being negotiated by the league and the players association (the association of course is dominated by American players, so it is in their interest to see fewer Canadian players protected.)
This is a concern that the Citizen should address, rather than all the coverage being about the Ottawa Senators. Let us see some attention to a “Canadian issue.”
Richard Patten, Ottawa (Season ticket holder to the RedBlacks)