Build trails to make amends

Build trails to make amends As I walked through my neighbourhood this morning, I wondered why my community doesn't have a pedestrian/wheelchair accessible walkway to the new Hamilton Boulevard? The recent court decision to allow the Yukon government and

As I walked through my neighbourhood this morning, I wondered why my community doesn’t have a pedestrian/wheelchair accessible walkway to the new Hamilton Boulevard?

The recent court decision to allow the Yukon government and other parties to sue each other sparked my interest in this question.

Lobird residents, and certainly the children whose lives were grievously endangered, benefitted nothing from the court decision.

The quick cleanup of 10- to 20-kilogram rocks scattered throughout the nearby greenbelt did nothing to relieve the trauma for residents.

Too bad none of the fines collected from the construction company was allocated to build at least a playground (on donated land from the property manager at Lobird), or a wheelchair or pedestrian walkway to the Hamilton Boulevard for a gesture of apology on behalf of the territory and the city. Perhaps if the rock bombardment occurred in high-end subdivisions, like Copper Ridge or even Riverdale, there would have been some acknowledgement from the city.

Calvin Milenk

Whitehorse