Some days the mountain can’t be high enough in Chelsea, Quebec

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by admin on November 25, 2010

The Editor,

Earlier this year, I moved to Chelsea, Quebec from the Aylmer sector of Gatineau. Lured by the magnificent views of King Mountain and the Eardley Escarpment and a beautiful home for my growing family, I was happy to call Hollow Glen and Chelsea home.

I frequent the library, often to borrow museum passes. My boys enjoy Cheesy Luigi’s pizza. I often pick up my copy of the Low Down at the General Store and read it on the porch while waiting for friends for a hike or ride in the park. I also noticed and love the new paint job on a certain business in Old Chelsea.

There are so many things about Chelsea that I’ve discovered and enjoy. I’m proud to be a part of this community. I’m also starting to love the fact that I chose to live “over the mountain” in Hollow Glen.

Over on the south side, it seems that I can escape the petty in-fighting and immature drama that I read about weekly in this paper. Whether it’s the state of the Meredith Centre project, the colour of a store front, or the emergence of shady community-interest groups, the schoolyard politics and shenanigans that plague this town are, quite frankly, embarrassing.

Where is your civic pride, Chelsea? I’m glad to be distanced, literally and figuratively,   from the manufactured Chelsea-drama, at my home in Hollow Glen. Some days that mountain can’t be high enough.

Lee Rose

Chelsea, Quebec