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So, we hired some consultants to help us take a look into tomorrow.

Experts came into our city to tour, to talk and to listen to those who care about the future of downtown Moose Jaw.  Those experts presented their report to city councillors and administration last night.

The ideas and guidelines presented won't surprise you.  Council was looking for a new "long-term vision and development framework to guide growth," with a focus on finding and achieving a "lively mix of commerce, culture and housing."  

In my opinion we already have that but there's certainly room for improvement.  I'd like to see River Street developed.  There's not much night life to attract the over-40 bunch these days.  They miss the old hotels on River.

I'd also like to see someone find an adaptive re-use of our historic Natatorium building before we lose it.

We can point to mistakes made and long for the past all we want but we can't change what's been done.  We CAN learn from mistakes though, and we CAN focus on the future.  That's exciting.

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