To the editor,
I was born in 1976 at the Aberdeen Hospital. I left when I was old enough first for education, then for career, as so many my age have had to do, and still do. But I always figured I could come back. I always imagined once I'd built my resume and had my adventures I could come back and settle in my homeland. I know my parents and even grandparents would appreciate my presence, speaking from one demographic to another.
Now that I'm back, what have I come back to? There's very few meaningful paying jobs, still no transit system (what year is it again?), and houses are selling, two for a dollar. What is going on? Then I hear that New Glasgow, the once crown jewel of the county, was named the overall worst city in Canada two years in a row by MoneySense magazine!? I mean, who didn't lose their job the first time? I want to be proud of where I'm from.
I plead that our leaders hurry up and improve the situation, or we will lose all our 30-something sons and daughters to Halifax (ranked #4 BTW) or out west, and our parents and grandparents will be left to the mercy of slippery sidewalks, and leafy lawns, never mind foreign investors and imported workers.
Just look what other successful places are doing and do that. Get a bus system, underground parking downtown, have more seniors housing and factories, build something that is big and beautiful and famous, you know, common sense stuff for towns, but do it quick before there's no one left to do it.
A concerned, born and raised citizen of Pictou County now looking for work elsewhere