Both schools duke it out
Yesterday the gloves came off over Fire Department Insurance Rates with Dean Ward representing ‘old school’ taking an opposite position from ‘new school’ councillor Brian Gallant who miraculously has risen from the dead (must be getting close to election time again, yep!) coming in from the wilderness to do battle with the Ratepayer upstart who wants his council chair.
Brian Gallant: Fire Dept. & Insurance Rates
After 15 rounds (three years) of a bare-knuckle bruising fight it’s hard to tell who the winner is here? The judges are undecided. What is officially called a “no decision” bout resulting in neither boxer winning or losing.
This is not surprising, since from day one both schools of thought were hard-headed, my way or the highway, with no middle ground between them. As a result, depending on how our upcoming election turns out we could find ourselves as a community with one or the other extremist camps running sway over the other, with hard feelings, animosity and resentment lingering on in this community like an albatross around ones neck for some time to come. If we let it!
The “middle-way” would build bridges between these two opposing camps and unite us as one again. It’s the only way! It’s that simple.
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.