Letters to the Editor

Colliery dam decisions guided by fable, not fact

To the Editor,

Re: Dams fix a choice between risk and safety, Letters, July 31.

City staff feverishly pushed the idea of an unavoidable catastrophe and flood danger around the Colliery dams. They wasted around a million dollars on this issue and are still beating this dead horse. As confirmed by now, they used unsubstantiated data to blow up flood danger and justify lakes removal.

City management gave a good fight trying to keep afloat a quack fable about some epic flood or earthquake. Flattened by the facts, they seem to have somewhat backed down though still pushing hard to spend millions on same dubious project. The question remains what and who is directing decisions made by current city staff in regards to this. We should learn the identity of those who have approved the original project, and why they have decided to stick with this absurdity.

Could anyone trust their future recommendation? Should someone look into how they run city business? Is this just a sole case of gross negligence and incompetence or are there some hidden interests? Stop this nonsense.

Zlatko Zvekic
Nanaimo

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