Colliery’s lakes best swim option

NANAIMO – City has no truly natural place to go swimming.

To the Editor,

Nanaimo by some people’s standards is the best place in the world.

Yet, it has no truly natural place to go swimming.

The ocean-access parks are all next to a sewage outfall, Westwood is not a lake but a goose poop-infested beaver pond and the best spots on the Nanaimo River are privately owned.

The lakes at Colliery Dam Park are not natural, but are the best Nanaimo has to offer its residents.

Too bad it’s not in the north end, because if anyone believes the dams will be replaced after removal, wake up.

Neil Saunders

Nanaimo