Friday, 31 March 2017

Let’s make an informed decision..

In October of 2008, the beautiful Covered Bridge that spanned the Keswick River in Stone Ridge was destroyed by fire at the hands of vandals.  It was at that time that I became more involved in my community.  I and 3 other ladies made it our mission to have that link across the river replaced to enable what we felt was a vital link in our community restored, thankfully a replacement Bridge was put in place, the bridge officially opened on October 22, 2010 and celebrated by many locals.
I have been a Local Service District of Douglas Advisory Committee Member for the past 7 years and have seen firsthand how this model is not working for our local residents, for that reason I became involved with the Working Group to explore the idea of a Rural Community. 

I, like most all of us,  do not know if this Rural Community Model will be a good fit for our communities but I am going to keep an open mind and continue to work  through this process.  There has got to be a better way to deliver services other than the present model of Local Service Districts.

I strongly encourage all to attend the information sessions, visit the website and blog, ask questions, give your feedback, we need to hear what you have to say either for or against.  Most importantly,  wait for the feasibility study to be completed and make an informed choice for the good of our communities, not just for today but for our future. 

Wendy Brewer
Secretary, LSD of Douglas Advisory Committee
Secretary, Keswick Valley Arena Inc Board
Board Member, Inclusion Network of Central New Brunswick

Stone Ridge - Douglas LSD
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