Highway before train in Wakefield, QC


by admin on December 16, 2009

The Editor,

First of all, I’ve lived in the area for over 25 years. I’ve lived in Wakefield, Rupert, Chelsea and presently in Masham, Quebec.

I recently read an article in the Ottawa Citizen on a proposed commuter train between Wakefield and Ottawa.

Correct me please if I’m wrong, but aren’t the majority of the folks who utilize the Hwy 5 tourists, skiers, cottagers, hikers, boaters, people heading to destinations further north or people heading south? Granted, a few folks would love to catch the train into Ottawa everyday, but the Hwy 5 extension to Wakefield would be far more beneficial, not to mention it would be saving lives and preventing accidents.

Ray Doggett