Following numerous complaints from residents in the Estevan/Esplanade area about youngsters squealing their car tires when turning off the Esplanade onto Estevan Avenue, Council decided to adopt the recommendation of one resident that a bump be placed on the roadway to slow the cars down. The Reeve stated that in his opinion this would only make matters worse and that young people would take it as a challenge. However, the work was ordered and the bump placed in position. That night, and the Friday following, bedlam broke loose at that corner with hundreds of teenagers, either as drivers or spectators, gathered to see who could take the bump at the fastest pace. Police dispersed them, only to have them re-gather when the police left. Finally, one resident phoned the Reeve and said he was "taking his shotgun down there and blast hell out of those punks". The Reeve managed to quiet the irate citizen and the following morning instructed the Engineer to have the bump removed at once, even though it meant paying overtime to workers. Thus ended a foolish undertaking.
That's hilarious. Them young rascals were trouble back in the day....not like today's kids are polite and orderly.....Johnny best not park for 47 minutes after purchasing 45 or face the parking ambassador .