To the editor,
I have occasion to travel in my RV from time to time. I notice that on the U.S. highways they have signs advertising their "REST AREAS" and, above their signs, they have added "TEXT AREA," and the distance to the next stop, further stating that your Text can wait five or 10 minutes.
I know there are not many rest areas for truckers and other motorists in Atlantic Canada, but maybe there should be areas where motorists could pull off for a rest and send their texts or make their cellphone calls.
Second comment. Many small towns have RV friendly places where RV'ers (a growing pastime) can overnight in, and are very near their shopping areas, at a reasonable price. Price depends on what they offer â€“ water, electricity, sewage disposal. I followed the closure of the JBM Stadium and suggest that it would be a great place where RV'ers could stay for a few hours or a day or night. Most units are self-sufficient, and, a water tap for them to take on water would be nice.
A dump station would be great also, however, there is one at the Irving Station at Lower Plymouth. If there were electrical outlets spread around the parking lot and the lots marked off, the town could charge enough to recover any setup costs, and the local business and the downtown would benefit.
If this became an objective, then maybe the playground equipment should be left where it is, and/or the YMCA building, etc. Also, RV Storage is a big business right now, the old Stadium could be used for RV storage in the Winter and RV activities in the summer.
Perhaps one of the recreation students could co-ordinate some of this. Just a few thoughts.