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Letter to the editor

I do not approve of Scugog Township’s plan to take out the existing maple trees on the east side of the Old Rail Line Road. Those trees provide afternoon shade and a place for the robins and cardinals who live there. Planting native trees is a great idea, but why there in particular?

The Old Rail Line Road makes the waterfront trail accessible and is a perfectly fine paved roadway which has very little traffic as it just leads to the boat launch, rowing club and Township Parking Lot.

As for accessibility, if the Township has money to spend, why not fix the supposedly accessible walk/ramp system from Shanly Street to Water Street that people are still using even though it is unsafe. The residents in the area have been waiting years for improvements.

Beth Cook, Port Perry

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