Letter to the Editor: Designated graffiti areas should be considered

Dear Editor,

In regard to the graffiti issue, discussed in the Editor’s View in the May 30 issue of The Reminder, I am wondering if a compromise might be an option.

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In other areas and provinces in our beautiful country, rock “art” has been designated to certain areas. This allows for both the painters and others who prefer natural beauty appeasement.

Economically, this seems an idea worth considering, as many of our tourists may have decided to visit our lovely unspoiled area and may be hoping to leave the urban graffiti behind. As well, the many local citizens who appreciate the natural beauty of our country are recognized. At the very least, possibly an outright ban could be enacted and enforced in the parks and campgrounds, and let the rest of the rocks on the highway be open to all, as seems to be the case. But, does anyone really care if Jane loves Jack? And if that ended up being painted over a truly historic Indigenous rock drawing, that would be a real shame wouldn’t it?

Heather Hammond

Flin Flon

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