To the Editor,
Re: Residents rally, Nov. 17.
I would like to add my voice, and that of my husband, Paul Winn, to those opposed to the destruction of the Colliery Dam Park dams, and thus Colliery Dam Park itself.
We moved to Nanaimo from New Westminster in June, and through some friends – Harewood residents on Sixth Street – were already aware of the special beauty of Colliery Dam Park.
We have walked our dogs there many times, swam in the reservoir with, and without, our dogs and enjoyed the forest and wildlife on all our visits. We have seen many people – families, teenagers, children, fishermen – using and enjoying the park.
Surely the City of Nanaimo can find an alternative solution to the destruction of the park when so many people will be negatively impacted if it is no longer there for them to enjoy.
And, I would like to know have any members of city council ever walked in the forest of Colliery Dam Park and experienced its magnificence and special peace?