To the Editor,
Our street (Thompson Drive, Blackpool) is a special street, though it is only a half kilometre road with properties on both sides. Properties in the east side back onto the North Thompson River, while properties on the west side back onto a forest.
So, if it’s not the setting that makes this a special place, it must be the people — old long-timers, very young short-timers and all ages in between — that have created a real sense of community.
A recent example is our group stain-a-thon in support of a project to build a chicken house and enclosure at Forest View Place. The hatcher, pun intended, of the project is Danny Boudreau with strong, active support from Nicole Weber, activity director of Forest View, and, guess what, she just happens to live on our street.
This little subdivision was created by Tony and Clare Rudlang in the early ’70s and since that time has seen many residents come and go.
Vickie and I brought our property from RCMP member Dick Kitchen in 1977 and have lived here for 44 years.
Yes, the Thompson Dr. Stainers is only one example of the cooperative behaviour that has always prevailed over the occasional disputes that have arisen.
This is the collection of independent individuals who see the need to cooperate to create a strong community.