Pokémon Go was released to Canadians a few days ago, but Sarnia players have yet to locate a fabled communication strategy at City Hall.
“There are rumours that there’s supposed to be a plan around here for disseminating information between city departments and the public in a clear, complete and accessible manner,” said 18-year-old Kieran Clarke.
“…but all I kept finding were a lot of Pidgey and motions from council.”
Kieran’s 14-year-old sister, Sarah, says she’s confident they will find it eventually.
“I see rustling in the bushes on the app, and I see something on my tracking that must be a some kind of reasonable communication strategy… maybe we just need to use more lures or get more elected officials helping us.”
Kieran said “If all else fails, I guess we can keep catching council motions until we have enough to evolve them into a communication strategy in a few years – by then we’ll have enough experience to start taking things over for ourselves anyway.”
After decades of yanking on pant legs and pleading with grownups to look at his drawing, a man finally has their attention.
Several downtown residents and business owners attended an information session Monday night where plans were unveiled by a developer who recently acquired the Bayside Centre and five surrounding properties.
“It’s really cool, I think they think it’s cool too, because climbing into a tree house and going inside where you putted all your stuff is cool,” said Gordon Laschinger of Wilsondale Assets Management.
The drawing took two entire recesses at school, explained Laschinger.
“Before nobody would look when I showed it to them, but now that we bought half of downtown with some of our own money, all the adults near by have to look at my picture of it and it’s really fun.”
Laschinger is confident in the plans, but remains open to feedback.
“Some of the big people didn’t like all my ideas but we made it better for them and they might like it now,” he said.