A woman called late Sunday with a comment about local MHA Vaughn Granter handing over government money to increase seating at the cash-strapped Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook.
“We don’t need more seating,” the caller said, “we need our hockey team back, more entertainment and more people in the seats we have now.
A caller this week wonders how long it will take to get the lights on the crosswalk on Broadway repaired.
The intersection is one of the busiest in Corner Brook.
“The lights have been out since May. I’ve been calling for months and they keep telling me the parts are on their way from Quebec.
“Surely, it doesn’t take this long to get a package from Quebec,” the woman said.
A local woman called to commend The Western Star for running a story out of St. John’s on the Waterford ABE program. The woman says someone needs to stick up for people with mental issues and she wants the premier to step in to ensure things are done.
A local driver says the provincial government should rethink the money it invests in scraping off pavement on the highway and filling in the holes to remove trenches that appear.
He says a section of highway between Pasadena and Deer Lake was only done using that method a few years ago at great expense and now the dangerous trenches have returned and the asphalt itself seems to be wearing away.
“This is a case of throwing good money after bad. Instead of doing the job right, money was spent on this half-measure solution.
“It obviously was an experiment that didn’t work. The method seems to be fine when done on city streets where there isn’t much heavy commercial traffic,” he said.