Sunday, 21 February 2016

Judge rules against Save the Bala Falls + court costs #29

negative protests,
with much signage
I've been following this story for ages. Sorry to bore those uninterested. I really believe that we must move into the new millennium. Bala is such a small town, population 500 when we lived there in 2010, with no sustainable infrastructure. Yes, lots of wonderful Mom and Pop businesses. But they do come and go. There are so many stores that open, without market research, and shut down. There are several with long-standing reputations, like the Bakery, and Cottage Friends, but they are few and far between.

Many have been harmed by the powerfully negative protests, with much signage, that have stopped people from buying or opening a business in the picturesque town. We cottaged there from 1960 to 2006, when we bought out my brother's share of mom and dad's house. We lived there full-time from 2006 => 2010.

A delightful little summer town, supplemented by the winter snowmobile crowds, who pop into the pub for lunch. You can't get gas on the trail, though.  They patrol the roads and sidewalks.
It's dead in the shoulder seasons.

Muskoka Newswatch, run by my friend, Norah Fountain, wrote:
On Wednesday, Justice Tom Wood ordered the group to pay $29,584.91 in court costs to the Township, adding the group’s legal action was not “public interest litigation.”
It's been quite the saga, with much vicious electronic messaging.

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William Kendall said...

It'll be bad blood and hard feelings for a long time.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, it sounds like the town is a great tourist place. The local business will loose in the end. Why do they have to ruin it with a hydro plant.