What an excellent column Diana French wrote in the July 9 edition of the Williams Lake Tribune about the downtown core.
I’m wondering if Diana has heard of the situation in St. John’s, Newfoundland?
They are having the same problems but with an excellent outcome:
Council decided to renovate the failing downtown core — it built houses.
They sold slowly and council was losing money.
They brought in a new manager and he decided to paint them all yellow.
Others bought some from council — and painted them all blue.
They’re now selling well and council is finally making a profit. Downtown core problem solved, it seems.
A bit radical for us. But what else can we do?
Thanks again Diana for an excellent column — the best you’ve written, in my opinion.