“you never know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

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Burlington Gazette
By Pepper Parr
January 16, 2015


BURLINGTON, ON

Many readers will recognize the headline – the phrase comes from the iconic rock song, Big Yellow Taxi, and its haunting lament “you never know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot”.
The Beachway Community is may not seem like “paradise” to some; one unsuccessful candidate in the recent municipal election was appalled at the thought that people would live and raise families there. Councillor Blair Lancaster once told her colleagues that when she was a young lady “nice girls” didn’t go to that part of the city”.

Beachway – once a small community of more than 150 homes with its own services has been whittled down to 30 homes – each has a date with a wrecking ball.
Full article;
http://www.burlingtongazette.ca/you...-a-parking-lot-beachway-home-sold-for-600000/
 
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