Council should listen to Nelson businesses

Nelson Business Association’s formal request to council for a six month trial period letting dogs in the downtown area should go ahead.

I should like to commend you on your editorial “Dogs deserve their day,” March 28.

Nelson Business Association’s formal request to council for a six month trial period letting dogs in the downtown area should go ahead. Yet by the reactions we have heard so far, council seems to be again avoiding to discuss the issue.

Over the years the issue of dogs on Baker Street has come up over and over again. It has been raised more than any other single issue and yet our officials will not bring themselves to deal with it.

The business association has not asked for a reversal of the bylaw, but just a trial period.

Yet the reactions we have heard are as if council were being asked to change the law now. What are they afraid of? Maybe Nelson will have to be like most other towns and police a more reasonable bylaw?

The law does need to be changed because as it stands now it will continue to engender controversy. So let’s finally do something about    it.

Michael Freund

North Shore


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