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January 22, 2015: Opinion: Hintonburg Trees; Newswest Letters.

January 22, 2015: Opinion: Hintonburg Trees;
Newswest Letters.

By Angela Shalimar, Hintonburg resident.

The Hintonburg Community Association is out of touch with the very real environmental issue’s facing Hintonburg. I think many in Hintonburg would agree.

By suggesting that Centretown Citizens Ottawa (CCOC)) should be asking the City of Ottawa for more free disposable trees for the Tea Cup Garden is the wrong message to send. CCOC failed to take care of the 5 trees that were originally donated by the city on their property.

CCOC promotes itself as “Respecting the Environment” while claiming a $25 million dollar operating budget.

The City of Ottawa sold the old Stirling Tavern at the corner of Stirling and Armstrong for a mere $2. Then, for many years CCOC refused to maintain the grounds. Fortunately for CCOC and Hintonburg the volunteer gardener created a garden and landscaped the whole property at her own expense. The property is now prime real estate and is worth millions.

What the Hintonburg Community Association should be suggesting to CCOC is that they replace the trees at their own expense. Perhaps CCOC will then “Respect the Environment” and the mature trees in Hintonburg.

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