Actions have real costs

 In Letters, Opinion

Editor:

Simcoe County has decided to pursue $5,000 in legal costs from citizens’ group AWARE-Simcoe for defending Beeton Woods. In comparison, I was surprised to hear that Ralph Hicks’ letter to Clearview Township decrying the poor state of the Creemore fountain instigated legal costs of around $500, which the township will not recoup.

Two questions: How much taxpayer money is Simcoe County going to spend to pursue AWARE-Simcoe? If one non-resident can protect a fountain without penalty, why can’t 65+ residents protect a forest without penalty?

Donna Baylis,

Dunedin.

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