Ground has been broken….

It is with great relief that I can write this post. Since last October I’ve been blogging about Prince Edward Island’s unfulfilled government promise to replace the rundown Riverview Manor for seniors in Montague. It’s been a frustrating route from my first writing to this past week when, finally, the machines started showing up, the office trailer placed, and ground was broken.

Construction will begin. There can be hope again.

Montague is finally receiving the honour and care it deserves. Everyone who has gone through the Manor, both staff and residents, has not complained publicly about their environment, but instead showed up, rolled up their sleeves and made a home anyway. But we all knew a better future was possibly looming.

Hats off to those people. Now, hopefully, the government is showing up for you. My optimism is renewed for an exciting fresh environment for everyone involved.

We will be watching…

Construction

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Hear backhoes, construction? No.. me neither…

“Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the…. government iz?” Here we go again. It’s called the Montague Riverview Manor Waiting game. The rules go like this:

  1. Make a promise.
  2. Get people excited and feeling cared for.
  3. Get others advocating for your promise. “No, no! It’s real, this time!”
  4. Make a gesture that is called “tender”.
  5. Hold breath for a few months.
  6. Give a good excuse or don’t even say anything.
  7. Repeat.

“Construction on the Riverview Manor and the Tyne Valley Manor will begin in late spring of this year once tenders are awarded after the closing date of March 9th..”

“In response to inquiries regarding timelines, we confirm that work will begin as early as possible in the Spring 2017 construction season.”

Um. So. Why are we Continue reading “Hear backhoes, construction? No.. me neither…”

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