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'The rest of Canada has worked out sensible trails'to the editor,
Posted March 7, 2014
Due to the presence of dogs in my life and a love of the out
of doors, I have walked many sections of the Trans Canada Trail in
Ontario. Some days I encounter others, some days not.
It was recently reported that our Canadian population is
getting heavier and heavier. Obesity is a huge drain on our already
stretched health care dollars. Having safe, signposted and contiguous
trails would encourage local outdoor activity. It is certainly a cost
effective means of exercising, needing only a good pair of shoes and
appropriate clothing for the weather and possibly a bike to increase
the heart rate even more. The cost once the trail is developed is also
minimal to the local government.
Is Council going to allow a few individuals to stop this great opportunity for our community? I am offended to think that would be the case when the rest of Canada has worked out sensible trails in their regions that have become destinations in themselves.