Winter ‘scourge’

Dear Editor:

RE: Mapleton snowmobile club reaches trail use agreement with GRCA, Dec. 30.

Last week’s front page article re-awakened my hatred of those noisy, smelly, polluting, two-stroke, oil-burners that are the scourge of our winter wonderland walks along the beautiful and otherwise peaceful Elora/Cataract Trail.

With the impending climate change catastrophe smacking us in the face, when will we wake up?

I can accept a utilitarian case for a few snowmobiles as essential transport in the remote north but in southern Ontario? I don’t think so.

Is time well overdue to re-think our leisure pursuits and enjoy the great outdoors without the aid of a machine?

Roy Pegg,