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Comment misattributed in print edition of 2nd Ave. story

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Aug 21, 2014 - 10:06 AM |

In the Aug. 19 print edition of Northern Life, a missing attribution could lead to the impression that the city's roads director referred to opponents of the Second Avenue road widening as "lunatics."

During the meeting, a Minnow Lake resident frustrated with ongoing opposition to the project is quoted as saying, "You're going to alleviate a bottleneck, and you've got lunatics going 'I think I can stop something because I found a bit of a loophole.' "

The man's comments were quoted in both the online and print editions of Northern Life.

However, in the print edition of the same story, the sentence that preceded that quote, pointing out it was a resident who made the comment, was mistakenly edited out.

Since city roads director David Shelsted is the only other person quoted in the print edition, it could leave the impression he made the comment. Shelsted did not. apologizes for any confusion this might have caused.

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