To the editor,
On Sunday, May 20, the Bluenose Marathon organizers used the north-east quadrant of the Halifax Common as an entertainment venue. Today, mud ruts gouge the entire area. Large tracts of grass have been compacted or torn up. It is a disgraceful, unsightly mess. Even partial restoration will be expensive.
The promised rejuvenation after last fall's Rolling Stones concert has not been a complete success. If the city condones the further destruction of this past weekend, the brown-rutted Common will stand as an ironic comment on our highly touted ecological enlightenment.
We have written to our councillor and the mayor to request that they do something to protect the Common from future misuse.
By Andrea Johnson