CORNWALL Ontario – The Mayor’s may have changed, but the bizarre attitudes in Cornwall Ontario haven’t as new mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy attended the ice rink this morning, before the CTV cameras showed up and decreed that the boards have to come down. He confirmed this via phone with CFN while we were in attendance.
The Vincent’s, both school teachers are now vowing to put their home up for sale and move outside of the City of by law inspectors attempt to pull down their rink.
They cited a previous issue with the city forcing them to park their camper in the back yard. Their lot is curved at the Western end of the rink and there is no sidewalk. It was even pointed out that normally the city would pile the snow higher than the rink itself, but that this year with snow being less than last the boards are still showing.
There’s also a certain meanness to this process that is upsetting a lot of people. The Vincent’s had their rink up last year and this year started construction in October. Nearly two months later at Christmas is when they received a notice from the By Law inspector without any phone calls or queries before.
Cornwall is coming to their defense as over 96 of our poll respondents have shown their support as well as nearly 1,000 signatures on CFN’s online petition being signed with an original goal of 1,000 by Christmas.
Laura Vincent spoke with us again from the rink while the kids were playing.
The Vincent’s have vowed to not remove the rink. We will be updating this as the story evolves.
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Cornwall is struggling to get our population over the 50,000 mark. Does it make any sense to be chasing families away in such circumstances? Surely there are solutions other than destroying the rink?
CFN sent out the question about the rink to all of our elected council. As of press time only Mark A MacDonald had replied.
I agree that the rink should stay, at least for the rest of the year.
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