It was with dismay that I read the negative comments in the last Lakes District News about the village beautification. I want to express my appreciation for a wonderful job of improvement to the main street. The addition of flower planters, trees, shrubs and grass have made the town look very pretty. I love the wooden carvings and feel that they give acknowledgement and respect to a large part of our community. We are a unique community and it is great to celebrate it. When the trees mature, our main street will be even prettier. The curb change in the road has slowed the truck traffic down and if a vehicle is travelling at the speed limit there should be no danger of climbing a curb.
There is lots of public parking facing the tracks within easy sight and walking distance of the Main Street. A few signs pointing the way to this parking would be useful. The boulevard in front of the Home Hardware makes the left hand turn into the highway from Centre Street much safer and as far as I can see the entrances to Home Hardware are still in the same place.
Burns Lake is becoming one of the prettiest towns along Hwy. 16, because of the efforts of all those who worked so hard this past summer. On behalf of the many people I’ve talked to who feel the same way, I would like to say good job.