I was saddened to read the article (North Grenville Times, November 4, 2020) written by the two people who participated in the recent stakeholders meeting regarding the proposed prison. The details emerging from that meeting clearly tell us the plan to build a prison here will be a disaster for our town, and for North Grenville as well. The attention and money focused on promoting us as “green and growing”, supporting our local businesses, and more recently promoting tourism, will all be wasted. It does not make sense that a town of 4,000 people would house a correctional facility to serve a city of over 1 million people. I am proud to join the voices opposing this plan.
Christiane Charron, Kemptville