Premier David Alward is hunted down by Blogger for his views on Santa Claus arrested on Highway 11!!!!
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MLA Jake Stewart Southwest Miramichi - Blackville is a total Scrooge to the less fortunate!!!!
Saturday, November 05, 2011
SHOULD ATV'S BE ALLOWED ON OUR TRAILS SYSTEM IN NEW BRUNSWICK???
Our family lives in the Highland Heights subdivision in Taymouth, NB, just 100 m away from the NB trail, which we use daily with our two children and our dog, walking in the summertime and cross-country skiing in the winter. In the absence of any playgrounds and other recreational trails within our community, this walking trail provides us with the only opportunity to exercise daily in fresh air and in safety away from the highway. It is also our way to connect with family and neighbours in our wider community by walking to the market in Taymouth on saturdays, by cross-country skiing or biking to Durham Bridge to visit my parents, and by walking by neighours living towards Nashwaak Bridge.
Last Wednesday then, I saw that repairs were being done to the trail bridge in Taymouth and I decided to stop and ask the person who was working there about the trail. I was told then that there were plans in place to convert the walking trail to an ATV route between Durham Bridge and Doaktown. We were quite shocked to hear about such a plan, but were convinced that this will not be done overnight, and that such proposal would clearly be subject to a scrutinous investigation of benefits and risks and to a consultation of the residents living nearby. Now we hear that this is a done deal between the Department of Natural resources and the Fredericton ATV Club. When we visited the trail website today, we found that the trails vision is to connect communities with trails and that its mission is to advocate the concerns of non-motorized trail users. Our family constitutes four non-motorized trail users and are opposed to the plan to convert this into an ATV trail. This kind of dirty deal where a public good is given away to a private group without any consultation of the stakeholders should not happen in a true democracy. "