Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor..others say town is `no longer small'
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Mar 2007, p. 7


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Dear editor, In response to the letter(s) `Call for new theatre brings many responses'. A new theatre? A Home Depot? Yes, both could be considered a `disruption' to small-town life as many residents see it. However, a town with four grocery stores, a Wal-Mart, a mall, a Zellers and a slew of strip malls does not necessarily meet my definition of a small town. Yes, Georgetown has a charming downtown historic area and offers residents a small-town feel, but the reality is that it is similar to a number of different suburban communities across the country. Instructing people to "move to (or back to) Brampton or Mississauga" isn't exactly a sign of a `small close-knit community' to me. I would like to ask the many people who expressed their outrage at the suggestion of a new theatre or even a box store what the real reason behind their outrage is? Call me crazy, but I think perhaps the motives for such spirited responses may be a little darker than even those who wrote them would like to admit.


Media Type:
Newspaper
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Articles
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Date of Publication:
2 Mar 2007
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Wood, Shawna
Corporate Name(s):
Home Depot ; Zellers ; Wal-Mart
Local identifier:
Halton.News.220100
Language of Item:
English
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Letters to the editor..others say town is `no longer small'