Julie Fraser 
Member since Nov 24, 2012

Recent Comments

Re: “Bayers Lake medical centre site called inaccessible

You can get there by bus. It just takes a great deal of time and energy. Which people don't have when they are sick or have substance abuse or mental health problems. Which many intended users will have. This is a BAD idea.

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Posted by Julie Fraser on 04/21/2017 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Halifax’s dangerous crosswalks

I've had a pedestrian jump off the curb 10 feet from the crosswalk, go by way of the street to the crosswalk yelling and gesturing because I didn't stop for her. By the time she was on the crosswalk, I was fully past it. She is probably telling everyone who listens that her rights were violated. Or they expect drivers to read their minds and stop because they were striding down the sidewalk "obviously" intending to cross. Drivers don't need to consider walkers until they are at the curb, stopped. Walkers are going to have to break stride now and then.

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Posted by Julie Fraser on 12/07/2015 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Halifax’s dangerous crosswalks

Ninja pedestrian is right! Street lighting and headlights often result in a confusing scene of glare and reflections bouncing here and there, especially in rain or fog. We need to stop blaming and start studying what light conditions and technology could help. And people need to wear light coloured and/or reflective clothing.

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Posted by Julie Fraser on 12/07/2015 at 4:02 PM

Re: “You won't believe where your garbage leaves can now be shoved

All of the choices are good except that it is a bit difficult to access for a hospital, even though we desperately need one. It also might be a bit getto-ish for housing. Large tracts of low cost housing have a poor history for human habitation. In fact, look at the military housing that used to be there. How happy was that for the occupants? Parklands should be part of the use and perhaps we could use an aquarium.

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Posted by Julie Fraser on 11/13/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Who's to blame when apartments don't recycle?

I lived in a building in Amherst with many retired people. They didn't get it. The compost bin was also filled with plastic bags filled with compost. To be fair, every time I try to help people to sort waste, I find it is very complicated. One day I left corregated cardboard out but it rained and was not taken. So I put it in the compost where wet cardboard goes. Before the trucks came, it dried out. So again not taken. Paper is compost unless it is plastic coated. If paper feels slippery, is that plastic or wax? Pizza boxes are to be bundled separately but what about boxes from frozen pizza and are they plastic coated? And so on.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Julie Fraser on 05/18/2015 at 7:18 AM

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