Twisting the ear

Remember when your mother would grab your ear and twist it when you were reluctant to do what was right?

Remember when your mother would grab your ear and twist it when you were reluctant to do what was right?

That is what residents of 45th to 42nd streets would like to do to the City of Vernon public works.

This area has paid taxes to the city since 1971, 42 years.

Over those years, the population of this area has grown and the business district on 25th Avenue has grown and the 30-year-old walk/bike bridge behind the sewer plant has been upgraded, the path has been paved and lighted almost all of the way.

Hundreds of people walk the path and use that bridge to access Buy-Low Foods, Tim Hortons and the Longhorn Pub.

I challenge the public works staff to walk that bridge and use that 150 feet of trail after dark any time this winter.

I attended one of the walk trail symposiums the city sponsored in late September and I learned that the city wants input on new bike and walk trails.

City planners are you listening?

Finishing what you started before opening new trails and spending money elsewhere.

Patrick Heglund

Vernon