To the Editor,
Re: City plans to remove two century-old dams, Nov. 1.
This whole business of what the city is trying to do to our Colliery Dam Park has come as another big blow for not only my family and I, but for all the citizens of Nanaimo.
It’s a most unique, beautiful treasure, and it’s just too surreal to even imagine what they’re wanting to do.
I first heard the city planned this project because of a potential earthquake. Any earthquake large enough to take down the dams would level Nanaimo anyhow.
Then the argument is that it’s all about heavy rain. Which reason is it?
It all seems kind of shady. Are they going to drain Long Lake because it runs directly beside the Island Highway?
I’m not alone when I say officials must stop and consider it’s a place for youth to enjoy, and for some to stroll through with their animals. I always stop by one of the lakes and reflect about my life and my faith. It grounds me. I need it, as do so many others.
I also can’t afford the tax dollars the city wants for this unnecessary project. There are other alternatives and good ones, too.
They found a great alternative to fix an issue at Bowen Park and did a wonderful job.
It can done again.