An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
SOMETIMES good intentions aren’t enough to make an idea work the way it should.
Worries were expressed about using the Stuart Wood school gym for an interim winter shelter for the homeless before the doors opened three weeks ago — things like needles on the grounds, the fact that kids play there, and the pickup and drop-off of Beattie elementary students.
But those concerns were swept aside in the rush to open the shelter, with negligible public-input time to smooth out any wrinkles.
Now, that haste has come home to roost.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear twice daily Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.