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 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 site.

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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.

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.

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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