Letters to the Editor

Pioneer purchase was waste of cash

To the Editor,

Re: Pioneer Forest advocates threaten legal action, Oct. 11.

I agree with Jamie Brennan, Nanaimo school board chairman – students in the school district are important.

So why did the district purchase property for $800,000 for a future school at the Pioneer Park forested site in 1997 when everyone in the area knew it wasn’t needed? I am sure the students of that day could certainly have benefited from the $800,000 at the time.

It has taken the district 15 years to admit that a school wasn’t required in that area. It should invest in the students rather than property speculation which is all that the purchase of the Pioneer Forest property has proven to be.

Liz Byers

Nanaimo

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