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Options available to save two dams

To the Editor,

Re: City plans to remove two century-old dams, Nov. 1.

Nanaimo is always scratching for heritage and history, and Colliery Dam Park is just that.

Those heritage symbols should remain just that, so all can be reminded of this area’s past.

The pond will be drained prior to demolition, but why stop there? Allow no water behind the dams and there is no chance of disaster. Just put in a fish ladder or aqueduct around the old ponds. The Chase River dries up every summer and nature would take its course in the area.

Look at all the tax dollars saved, let alone the disruption and destruction of Harewood’s only gem.

Irene Spivey


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