READER’S CORNER: Weed out culprits
I cannot begin to express the sorrow I felt when I watched the news item on television regarding the destruction of the gardens that newcomers to the Halifax area had planted. Whoever did the damage is despicable and cowardly. Should the individual or individuals ever be apprehended, their names, ages and photos should be made public. There is absolutely no excuse for what they did. The people who lovingly planted the gardens were making a difference in the community, being good citizens, and thankful for living in our wonderful country.
Unfortunately should the person/persons responsible be caught, our “justice system” will do its usual — any punishment is too severe, and a slap on the wrist will be more than sufficient. Those people should at least have to assist the gardeners for the next five years or so; as well as make a public apology.
Fortunately, there are more kind-hearted people in Nova Scotia, as was proven with the businesses and individuals who stepped forward to help the gardeners replant. Hopefully, the growing season will be long enough that they may harvest some of the new crops. My husband and I plant a vegetable garden and we know we may have to deal with some wildlife. We do not have to worry about two-legged animals. Best of luck to the gardeners.
Wenda Thompson, Upper LaHave