Concerned citizen frustrated with Canora officials

I have been a citizen of this town for some 40 years, and I have never been so disappointed in our town officials than in the past few years with all their rules and bylaws. I realize that rules are there to protect us and have the community operate in an orderly fashion.

I feel that sometimes there should be exceptions to the rules or at least an enquiry as to the circumstances surrounding the incident before action is taken.

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It was September 13 when we once again received a bylaw warning for having our trailer parked on the street for more than 24 hours. We have received three such bylaw warnings. The previous time we had our truck ticketed and before that, our vehicle was impounded.

I know rules are rules, but the problem was in those instances, there was a family emergency which led to us not being able to deal with the offence in a timely fashion as requested. Then there is also a concern of what happens if the ticket is removed by someone or goes unnoticed due to it being placed in an area not readily seen.

The reason I’m writing this is I see all kinds of mobile trailers, trailers and large trucks parked on the streets and wonder if they too have the same problem.

I would like to remind the elected officials that we do pay for the sidewalks and the street pavement. I feel that if the mayor and town council would spend more time on improving streets and potholes, that would be money better spent, rather than having out-of-town officers enforcing bylaws.