LETTER: No excuse for ‘seedy’ behaviour

I’d be interested in finding out how many car owners who choked the parking lot at

Cedar Grove Mall on Feb. 24 were going to Pharmasave or any of the other businesses there.

I had to go to the pharmacy that morning. There was a large SUV in front of me waiting to turn in as another vehicle was backing out of a space by the pharmacy’s entrance. It was the only empty space in sight.

Fortunately, the driver in front of me sensed that I needed that space and moved on.

Not so when I left the pharmacy 10 minutes later. As I got into my car a couple pulled in beside me and it was apparent they had no interest in being there other than to use the space and wander off to “Seedy Saturday.”

I wanted to say something to them but couldn’t as another car was waiting for my space. I noticed that the car behind me was driven by a senior (as am I) so I quickly moved on.

“Seedy Saturday” is a great event but can’t we protect some parking spaces for those of us who genuinely need them ?

There’s no excuse for “seedy” behaviour any day of the week – special events or not.

The same problem occurs during the fall fair and the Christmas fair.

I’d like to see it addressed with a simple sign that would disallow parking immediately in front of the

businesses at Cedar Grove mall for the duration of any of these special events. That way, the rest of us could conduct our business as and when we need to.

D. Brooks


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