Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, More Truck Parking Needed!!
There is a severe lack of safe parking for Truck drivers. My father was a truck driver, my husband and middle son are truck drivers and my grandfather-in-law ran a trucking company and since the 70s spaces for truck drivers to shut down for their regulated 10 hours has dwindled. More pull off areas designated for Transports only are needed so these knights of the highway don't get tickets, are well rested and are alert behind the wheel. Highway 11, 17 and 401 are major routes for the movement of goods across Canada. 5 truck stops just closed along the 401 this past year (2015). A loss of over 500 parking spots along major transportation routes. This is not just an issue in Ontario but Canada wide. You want safer roads? Stop nailing the truck drivers with bigger fines and gelding their trucks. Instead build more Rest areas and truck stops so they have a decent place to park so they can get the rest you require them to have along the routes listed and any others were there is a need!
Save Victoria Park Campgrounds
I was born in Cobourg & lived there for the majority of my life. As far back as I can remember the campgrounds have always been there. Some research found that the campground has been there since the British & Irish immigrants began to settle here in the late 1700s. They used Cobourg's beach & harbour front as their campsite while clearing the land to build homes. Now some consultant's report submitted to Cobourg Town Council suggests: "beach & waterfront property would become home to the inn, restaurant & spa, & is described as “the best opportunity” to achieve the Town’s goal. “The project would create business for downtown and generate economic activity in Cobourg,” The Economic Planning Group of Canada also identified a new campground or trailer park, & a mini-golf attraction complex, as 2 other potential opportunities." We don't want a new campground as a "potential opportunity" we want the campground deemed a historical site & for Cobourg to leave the original site alone & intact. Therefore we are requesting the Cobourg & District Historial Society to apply for the campground be given Historical Site designation. We demand that Cobourg Council CONSULT with ALL of Cobourg citizens, regular beach goers, & regular users of the site & get a TRUE & ACCURATE result on exactly what people want done with the land. We also demand that no development be started until an application is filed, reviewed & a decision made.