Dear Editor: To those of you who drink Corner Brook’s water — would one of you please explain to me why (on the one hand) we are prepared to spend over $25 million on building a new water treatment plant — and why we are prepared to see our water taxes rise year after year to pay for that water treatment plant — while (on the other hand) we are also prepared to let Thomas Resources develop an open pit quarry within the same watershed and within a relatively short distance of the same water treatment plant.
If it makes no more sense to you than it does to me, you have until Jan. 29, to say so to the mayor and councillors. After that, they will be voting on Thomas Resources’ request to go to the next stage in the preparatory work for developing an open pit quarry.
One thing is for sure. It will be a waste of your time and energy to voice your concerns after the project has been given the final green light to proceed.
If you want to state your opinion to council, go on the Internet and go to cornerbrook.com. On the first page, you will see the request by Thomas Resources.
Click there and it will tell you how to express your opinion to city staff. If you want to communicate directly to the mayor and councillors, click on “contact” at the top of the page.
Half way down the next page you will see “click here.”
This will take you to the page with the email addresses and phone numbers of the mayor and councillors.
No matter what your opinion is — the mayor and councillors want to hear from you.
Llew Hounsell, Corner Brook