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Delaney's Rant Christmas

Valentine's DayWell, another observance is upon us, that day of love… of telling your significant other how much you adore them… a day to do something nice for the one you care for. Does there need to be a specific day positioned on the calendar to do so? I am sure we all try to make our love ones feel special throughout the year, but it is not all hugs and kisses.  We all have a spat now and then. I think that is human. It is part of our nature, living together under the one roof…leaving the toilet seat up…not changing the toilet paper roll or not putting the cap back on the tooth paste…can make for a minor annoyance or an outright confrontation.  Such is life. I guess a reminder is a good thing, and Valentine’s Day comes at a time when it is nice to have something to…

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Is it time for a toll system for the TCH?

I was driving to St. John’s a few days ago, keeping my eyes on the road, listening to a few tunes on the radio. During my drive I began to notice the amount of garbage there was on the sides of the road, it was terrible. I know that when the snow goes it usually leaves behind the litter of the winter season, but it was obvious that some of this stuff have been there for a long time. My question is, “is there someone responsible for the clean-up of the Trans-Canada Highway? When the decision was made to close the regional dumps in rural Newfoundland and Labrador was there a litter plan for all the debris that do from time to time fall from the garbage trucks dumpster trailers and pick-up trucks that make their way to Robin Hood Bay? I am not sure of the answer but I think it is a good one to ask. I know taking care of litter is costly, but we are spending a great deal of money to ask tourists to travel here and to experience our wonderful province (which I agree with). As a result, should we ensure that the beautiful, natural, rugged province we promote is in fact the one the visitor experiences? If there is no plan to take care of the litter problem on a regular basis I think there needs to be one. If finances do not allow for such an elaborate plan, “is it time” we think about establishing a toll system for the TCH? All monies collected could be used to keep roadways in excellent condition as well as keep the roadside litter free? I have seen these tolls used in other areas, is it time for us to think about it too? Or should it be given the attention it needs by our government for the sake of our environment and tourism industry.