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Dear Editor: I am writing in response to your article "Parking Problem" which was in the June 23, 2004 edition. Firstly, I am getting tired of people complaining about employees parking on Main Street. I work on Main Street and I do not usually park on Main Street. I admit I have on the rare occasion (i.e. it's -40C and I park close to work so that I can run out and start my car every couple of hours - there usually isn't anyone out shopping then). Secondly, I do not believe there is a problem of employees parking on Main Street. I have not noticed any one vehicle always parked on Main Street during business hours. Yes, finding a parking spot at the south end of Main Street does cause a problem. Does Mr. Watt not realize his business is beside the Movie Gallery (high traffic business), the Credit Union is across the street (high traffic business), a couple of hairdressing places across the street (high traffic businesses). Pharmasave is located beneath doctors' offices, a dentist's office, Greenstone, Employment Links and not to mention the other businesses located above him (most of these are very high traffic businesses). A lot of traffic also means a lot of these people stop in and give business to the area. It should also be remember that "Main Street employees" are frequent customers of the majority of businesses on Main Street and should be treated accordingly. For the City of Flin Flon to pay the by-law enforcement officer or another individual to go around and mark tires every couple of hours is outrageous. Who will end up paying for that? Us, the taxpayers. Enough time has been wasted on this topic. Ð Frustrated