It should be a very busy evening as people will be showing up to support the creation of a dog park within Cornwall Ontario’s boundaries. From the reports coming to this desk the city seems reticent to support a facility within the confines of our city; especially anywhere near the waterfront.
No city councilors are championing the cause as of yet and the site suggested is outside of the city. None of the three choices of the group are on the table at the moment.
I heard from Bob Sloan this afternoon; the chair of the Dog Park team:
“In 2009 there were 3,400 licensed dogs in Cornwall, with many more not registered.
With exception for a couple of areas in the city there is really no proper area to take your dog legally and safely.
Civil disobedience; I see so many people walking their dogs on leash in parks that are not permitted.
These good citizens are risking fines only because they are trying to be responsible pet owners who care about their pet.
Since our city lacks these basic needs, it only causes more stress for owners and their pets. One doesn’t have to look to far to realize our community is probably the only one who has not made provisions for dog owner, and provided a proper city owned dog park.
Our numbers speak volumes with the amount of pets in the city, and it is a trend that is continuing to grow. Our dogs need daily exercise, and regular socialization to maintain a healthy obedient pet, all year around. This is why it is so important that we find some suitable designated areas for dog owners within our city limits.”
The other hot issue is the opting out of the contract just taken away from Medical Arts Pharmacy for the providing of pharmacy services to Glen Stor Lodge. That should be quite the debate.
We’ll have updates for you later this evening.
What do you think Cornwall? Do you want a waterfront or centrally located Dog Park? Should Medical Arts get the Glen Stor contract back? Let us know what you think!
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