Letter to the Editor: Heroes at Oakville Place

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Letter to the Editor: Heroes at Oakville Place
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Nolan A Machan

Nolan A Machan

Nolan Machan is the Publisher of OakvilleNews.Org and has over 41 years of local Oakville knowledge. He is committed to providing Oakville residents with the most up-to-date information about our great town.

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From where I live, I have a really good view of the bus “terminal” at Oakville Place.

On this particular morning there were construction workers doing a job at the bus turnaround and the busses could not access their regular drop off point. As I sat with my morning coffee, I watched a bus let off a few people, particularly a young lady dressed in black, obviously on her way to work. She crossed the street and I looked away.

When I turned back to the mall, I noticed that a young man (Caucasian, 25 – 30 years old in dark shorts and a grey t-shirt) had approached her near the newspaper stands under the trees. Their body language clearly told me right away that he was upset and when she took a couple of steps backwards on to the grass, I knew that she was uncomfortable and wanted away from him. My first thought was to contact the authorities and mall security, however before I could think to get my phone, a man passer-by and one of the construction crew members had stepped in and verbally forced the young man away from the lady.

I have to write this to state how proud I am of the two men who stepped in and “saved” the young lady. Their actions truly show the love and care that the community of Oakville has for one another, even if they are complete strangers. I send my thanks to the two men who intervened and deterred the argument / harassment that I was witnessing. Your actions are truly admired, and today I believe that you both were that young lady’s heroes!

June 18th, 2014
Kelly P.


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