Letter: Manitoulin has been down the road with Junior hockey teams

Bring hard decisions before the taxpayers and let them decide what is best for our community

To the Expositor:

From the November 6, 2019 Expositor Page 1 article ‘Central’s engineers propose new NHL size rink,’ in the second last paragraph, Councillor Steve Shaffer spoke saying “money has to be spent to make some hard decisions going forward and this one avenue we have to have going forward.” 

Is this the kind of thinking we have on our council? 1). You don’t have to spend money to make hard decisions and 2). “and this one avenue we have to have.” What avenue are you talking about? And if you are talking about a sportsplex, it doesn’t have to go forward. 3). These hard decisions need to be brought before the taxpayers and let them decide what is best for our community. And by the way, we’ve already been down the road of having a Jr. A tier two hockey team called the Manitoulin Wild on the NHL size ice surface in Little Current. We had bake sales, suppers, entertainment nights etc, etc and paid the very high cost of having that team. In the end, the plan for a team to continue collapsed leaving us with a high debt to pay off.

Sincerely,

Lyle Dewar

Providence Bay