June 17, 2011


Paul Withers for CBC TV does a story this evening on the financial stresses on NS towns with Wolfville as an example, streets that need paving, work NOT being done, including an interview with Keith Irving going on about the infrastructure deficit and then the visuals switch to show where work IS being done  –  The mayor’s Clock Park, where no expense is spared. Did CBC notice the contradiction?

We’ll add a link  to the segment if we find one. For now this will have to do.

UPDATE: Here is the link to the CBC news at 6  for June 17th segment: The Wolfville clip is at about 7:50 onward.


4 responses to “June 17, 2011

  1. It all boils down to priorities. I laughed out loud when I listened to Mayor Corkum being interviewed on CBC… He was complaining about how difficult it was to keep the roads road worthy. When Mayor Corkum was asked “How much does Kentville spend on road repair?”, the good Mayor said “I’m not sure but it’s a big part of our budget”.

    As a matter of fact, it’s less than 10% of the budget…

    Similarly, Wolfville Council collects a massive stash of cash. But too much could never be enough for the wastrels. It all boils down to priorities.

  2. The clip is now up online if you missed it. http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Local_News/NS/1317909223/ID=2009199647 the Wolfville clip is at about 7:50 in.

    I’ve added the link to the post.
    It is really quite laughable when you know how much they are wasting on frills.

  3. Thanks for the clip. I had missed it.

    Mr Irving makes a few sensible suggestions which would reduce the bureaucratic overhead if they were well implemented…

  4. Betty Morgan

    One nice thing about not having streets paved when they need it. The potholes keep people from driving too fast around residential neighbourhoods. That and the ess turns across the dykes to Canning. If they weren’t there, people would be passing on the double lines. I think most of the speeding cars are trying to get from places on the North Mountain to a gas pump before they run out of gas. One can’t call them service stations any more. We use a full tank just getting to one, they are so few and far between. Then you have to line up and wait while little old ladies like me have to pump their own gas. It is discouraging. You don’t see many happy faces around the pumps!