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Two Curious East Mountain 'Letters of Support'

By RTH Staff
Published July 29, 2010

The Ticats' Go East Mountain website has a link heading on the right side titled "Letters of Support". Given the context, the reader might be forgiven for assuming this is a list of letters of support for the proposed East Mountain stadium location.

In fact, two of the fourteen listed letters - one from the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton and one from the Lung Association - are letters of thanks and appreciation for the Ticats' commendable volunteer efforts, not letters of support for the East Mountain.

Neither letter endorses a stadium location. Only one of the two letters - the letter from the Lung Association - even mentions the stadium. It reads in part: "No matter where the Ticats call home stadium in Hamilton, they are a very important fabric of what makes Hamilton, Hamilton."

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By John B (anonymous) | Posted July 29, 2010 at 14:22:41

Wow, that was fast. Thanks for picking up on my comment mysterious RTH Staff!

I have called both organizations, and they both know, and both intend to write the ti-cats asking the letter be removed from the Go East Mountain site, and posted only on the ti-cats regular site.

They are supporters of the ti-cats, but don't want to get involved, and for good reason, with any stadium controversy.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted July 29, 2010 at 14:23:58

Great minds think alike - I just noticed your timely comment after we posted the blog entry. Please let us know what the organizations tell you in response to your queries.

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By John B (anonymous) | Posted July 29, 2010 at 14:48:51

Well I had both of them on the phone, and they said basically what I posted up above. They were surprised to learn their letters were there as "letters of support" and they would be writing the ti-cats and requesting the letters be removed from the goeastmountain.com site.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted July 29, 2010 at 16:36:35

I just noticed that the Ticats have removed these two letters from their Letters of Support list.

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By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted August 01, 2010 at 21:33:23

And the world is now a safer and better place to be, aaahhhhhhhhh, I can sleep better now.

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By subtlehustle (registered) | Posted August 04, 2010 at 00:10:55

i was looking over the website for the east mountain, and it says that all 12 of the mls stadiums have multiple direction highway access within 1 km.

http://www.goeastmountain.com/wp-content...

i went on google and searched the easiest access to both sites, bmo stadium and the proposed west harbour site, and bmo was 1.7km and the west harbour was 2.7km.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=b...

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=b...

so, there's at least 1 mistake in the calculations of highway access on their website. they also misspelled Brantford in the "quote of the day"

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