COMMENTS OF THE WEEK: Cope Drive apartments, Syrian refugees, Captain Bradley

Comments of the Week

Every week we get lots of comments from our readers on our web site, via email, and social media.  Here’s a sample of what we heard this week.  Add your thoughts to the comments at the bottom of this article or email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca.

Site plan map. Note that Terry Fox Drive along the left is identified as "Hazeldean Side Road".
Site plan map for the proposed apartment development on Cope Drive, across from the Walmart. Note that Terry Fox Drive along the left is identified as “Hazeldean Side Road”.

 

Re: Low-rise apartments proposed for Cope Drive

Aline Caldwell: “I am not happy with the idea of rental units being build in our area where everybody ownes their home. If you have to build more homes at least if they were condos, at least the residents being owners, will be more apt to take care of their properties then renters. This mass rental units proposal will decrease the value of our homes. When I purchased my home, I was told that businesses would be going up in those areas, not rental units. I worry that the traffic will be horendance on the corner of Cope and Templeford. Mass rental areas bring in more crime and distruction to areas that were very safe areas to live in. All in all, I think it will be a disaster.”

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Jenny Guth. Photo by Shannon Lough.
Jenny Guth. Photo by Shannon Lough.

 

Re: Lawyer donates expertise to help Syrian refugees

Tanya Hein: Good on you, Jenny Guth! Thanks for all you do in our community and beyond.”

Jenny Guth: “If there are any other lawyers out there who would also like to help, we continue to look for people to be matched – training is provided – please check this out: http://refugeessp.ca/legal-support/

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Historical items and memorabilia were on display at the event. Photo by Laura Young
Historical items and memorabilia were on display at the event. Photo by Laura Young

Re: War of 1812 veteran Captain Bradley remembered at Beechwood Cemetery

Erma (Bradley) Brown: “Captain William Brown Bradley was my Great Great Great Grandfather as well. I am a sister of Louise who responded earlier, and I also grew up on the Bradley family farm on the 2nd line of Huntley (now Oak Creek Road). Hence, my Great Grandfather was Edward Sands Bradley who married Hannah (nee Mulligan). They are buried at Christ Anglican Church Cemetery in Huntley, at the same gravesite as our parents and grandparents, William Brown and Lena (nee Hodgins) Bradley. Our parents, Elmer and Evelyn (nee Moore) Bradley, had a stained glass window installed (1972) in Christ Church Huntley in memory of Bradley ancestors. Wonderful to know that my Great Great Great Grandfather Bradley was recognized and celebrated in this way. I was always proud to be a Bradley.


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1 thought on “COMMENTS OF THE WEEK: Cope Drive apartments, Syrian refugees, Captain Bradley”

  1. Oh the irony of complaining that rental units will lower your property values.

    The reason rental units are needed is because of the obsession with rising property values.

    If you want people to have pride in ownership, then they have to be able to afford to own.

    Complaining about lowering property values is an elitist jab at poor people, and avoiding the problem.

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