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Local reader urges government to forget about national park and pay to mow the lawn in front of Canada Post building
I have noticed this summer that our federal government has stopped watering and mowing the lawn in front of the Canada Post office in Osoyoos. I was told it was to save money on maintenance. I have lived her all my life and I am proud of the appearance of our town. Most of the people keep their yards in very nice shape, only to have our federal government have their property in such a mess. It does not look good for a tourist town, let alone the locals who see it every day. If the government wants to save money, please stop this national park idea. We all know that it costs millions of dollars to create a national park and they have not told us about the tolls that are charged in other national parks. A few years ago, my wife and I went through the national park on the David Thompson Highway in Alberta. We had to pay $17.80 for the two of us and our car to spend one evening there. I am thinking they will put a toll on Highway 3 or Highway 97 and probably both of them once they figure out how much revenue it would generate. So lets drop the national park idea and water the lawn at our local post office. Thanks for the space in your newspaper.
Don Brunner, Osoyoos, B.C.