Conference centre’s time is up

Repurposing the conference centre is the best solution for Nanaimo taxpayers who have paid far too high a price to keep this facility.

To the Editor,

Re: Councillors call for report about conference centre, Dec. 16.

I am writing to congratulate the mayor and council for deciding that time is up for the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Repurposing the conference centre is the best solution for Nanaimo and its taxpayers who have paid far too high a price to keep this facility. Quite frankly, it should never have been built and has prevented Nanaimo from focusing on sustainable initiatives that would have seen positive financial and social returns in less time than the ongoing conference centre debacle.

I am proud of you all and the strong leadership that you are exhibiting so far.

Allan WrightNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

Re: Councillors call for report about conference centre, Dec. 16.

Finally. A Nanaimo city council that is taking action to end the madness of the conference centre.

It breaks my heart to see how much of our hard-earned dollars go to keep this sinking business afloat. Any private business would have pulled the plug a long time ago – or would have been forced to. In my opinion, it was the egos of former municipal leaders that allowed for this to happen and for the absence of reality to lead the way.

Now, mayor and council are looking at repurposing the facility. It’s about time. It is the right thing to do and I applaud this decision. I am proud that this city council has the strength and fortitude to do what is best and put an end to the nightmare that is the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Sue AlbrechtNanaimo