Letter to the Editor

To the editor;

I would like to propose two related items at the upcoming council meeting to be considered for approval. The first item I would like to address is for the town to stop dumping and remove the old logs, stumps, rocks, etc. from the area behind the North Thompson Museum near the Canadian National Railway (CN). This kind of activity is inviting people to dump their trash in an area that looks like a garbage dump. It’s not a good image for the town, especially when people who are travelling on VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer Train have to see it, as they’re passing through.

Please come and take a look at it.

The second item, which is related to the first, is the original townsite that I have been told, started at the CN Barriere sign at the tracks, across from the museum on Lilley and Railway Road. Its location is on the CN right-of-way but could be considered as a historic site in co-operation with the CN Railway. I think this could put our town on the map. If it was declared as a historic site, a railway station could be built there at no cost to the town. I am sure CN would pay to build the station. It would create public awareness and exposure for the railway and town.

As I said, people travel on the railway every day, seeing a train station and tourist attraction is much better than an eyesore of a garbage dump. It would boost the area’s heritage, gain attraction from visitors and make the news. However, it all starts with the town’s approval.

Jim Secord


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