The construction of a 26 km gap in the Trans Canada Trail through New Tecumseth was well underway … until council of the Town of New Tecumseth recently halted further construction, due to opposition from local farmers.
This topic will again be discussed by New Tecumeth council on March 31 at 7 PM in the council chambers. Your support in person, or by writing to the Mayor would be greatly appreciated.
For more information on the project, see http://newtecumseth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Trail-Summary-2.pdf. This site also includes a real neat video of the proposed trail route.
The following article outlines the arguments of the trail opponents. http://www.madhunt.com/trail-takes-council-hit-20140304.html
And here is a great article in support of closing the gap in the Trans Canada Trail through New Tecumseth.
The council in New Tecumeth now wants to look into using on-road linkages between the 9th and 14th lines of New Tecumseth, rather than using the abandoned railway the Town of New Tecumseth owns, which would be much safer and much more attractive.
To write to Mayor McEachern and members of council:
Town of New Tecumseth, 10 Wellington Street East Alliston, ON L9R 1A1 By phone: 705-435-3900 or 905-729-0057 Fax: 705-440-1170 By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Thanks for your support.
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