Clearwater Mascot answers roundabout questions

What's up with this Roundabout thing - I'm worried we're going to keep going round and round on this issue

A preliminary drawing shows what proposed roundabout at the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. The Infocenter is in the top right corner.

A preliminary drawing shows what proposed roundabout at the junction of Highway 5 and the road to Wells Gray Park. The Infocenter is in the top right corner.

Dear Regatta Guy,

What’s up with this Roundabout thing – I’m worried we’re going to keep going round and round on this issue.

Sincerely,

Going Round the Bend

Dear Round the Bend,

I hear you … nothing worse than going round in circles but hey, at least you can’t get lost on a Roundabout. I’m totally curious about the whole thing. I hear there might be snacks so you know I’m going to the Public Information Sessions – Wednesday, Mar. 7 in the Pit at Clearwater Secondary School. Two times to chose from: 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. How fun – two times to go round and round!

Dear Regatta Guy,

These round things can’t be safe can they? I drive a big truck and I just can’t see myself getting round this round thing without causing damage and I’m a bit worried.

Sincerely,

Skeptical of Stats

Dear Skeptical,

You are right – stats are numbers just mixed together to make stylish spreadsheets but I think these MOT guys know their stuff! Come on out to the information night and have a look to see how big this thing is. I’ve seen the image and I have to say, if you can’t get round this Roundabout in your rig, I’m a bit worried that maybe we should be looking at your stats!

Dear Regatta Guy,

Can you please tell me that the District isn’t paying for this Roundabout thing?

Sincerely,

Pinching Pennies

Dear Penny Pincher,

You can be rest assured that your pennies are safe (you just have to watch out for the dimes!). I’m kidding. It’s totally cool.  If the community is favorable, Ministry of Transportation is going to pick up the bill – no Dutch treat on this dinner out! Wait til you see the landscaping ideas! Talk about making a community impression. Forget the Marigold Mile … we’ll have plenty of petunias and a fab sign! Come on out on Mar. 7, see for yourself and then weigh in (and I don’t mean that literally).

Just remember – it’s your community and your input that matters.

Dear Regatta Guy,

I’m looking forward to coming out on Mar. 7 to the public viewing of the Roundabout but can you give me a heads up on where the heck the cross walk is going to be? I like to watch out for the kids.

Sincerely,

Looking for a Walking Target

Dear On Target,

That’s the beauty of the plan! They’ve got it all figured out and rather than risking it at the current crosswalk (can anyone actually see around that snow bank?), pedestrian patterns are taken into account putting safety first. And hey, maybe the teen version of Jay Walking might go out of style? Go figure!

Dear Regatta Guy,

Are you in favor of this Roundabout idea? I like how you do your hair so I’m thinking you’ve got a good perspective on things.

Sincerely,

A Fan of Fab Hair

Dear Fab Fan,

Ahhhhhh – you’re making me blush! I’m thinking that if this thing is big enough to slow down traffic, create an entry way to the town (no more “drive thru” community experience) and plant some flowers – I figure it’s got to be big enough for me to run laps and that’s tons easier than running round the field at the high school! I also kind of like the idea of not having to stop at the stop sign and just roll on through – I tend to spill my coffee when I stop. I’m going to the Information Session and getting the scoop to know for sure. Did I mention I think they are having snacks? I love snacks.

Remember: Wednesday, Mar. 7 in the Pit at Clearwater Secondary School, 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.