Dangerous intersection concerns citizens

Too many accidents here. Lives will be lost if not corrected.

To the Editor,

Re: Bad intersection has to wait for fix, Oct. 23.

I am shocked when I read that we have money to spend on land purchases that are not a neccesary investment for the citizens of Nanaimo, or money to spend on the Port Theatre that is just another hole to put money into. It will continue to need help if it can’t stand on its own merit. I guess the thing that shocks me most now is the fact that there is not enough money available to save lives. Example: no money to fix the Northfield Road and old Island Highway intersection. This should be a priority. Too many accidents here. Lives will be lost if not corrected.

We need a new look in city council – one that will look out for the taxpayers and well-being of Nanaimo, not just their own agendas. Vote and voice your concerns.

Bill Blockvia e-mail


To the Editor,

Re: Bad intersection has to wait for fix, Oct. 23.

Your headline encapsulates everything that is wrong with our current mayor and council. We apparently have endless money for new rehearsal facilities, state-of-the-art public toilets, electric charging stations that sit idle and new parkland at three times assessed value. But we have to put off – yet again – fixing dangerously bad intersections, one of which had 340 accidents over a four-year period.  This mayor and council pander to special interest groups and preen about the awards won for their ‘progressive’ decisions. Meanwhile residents remain at risk of injury or death while council decides on its next trophy acquisition.

I do hope the electorate will remember this on Nov. 15.

Randy O’Donnellvia e-mail

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