To the Editor,
Re: Emergency plan developed for Barsby, Dec. 1.
The actual threat of deaths due to a breach of the Colliery dams is practically nil.
That is why nothing has happened for more than 100 years. Earthquakes occured in the past and houses were damaged, but absolutely nothing changed in the dams’ draining system.
The water keeps flowing down the Chase River as usual, fluctuating in height during storms.
Spreading a rush of fear and paranoia amongst children should be considered as bad education.
Perhaps taking the kids for a walk around the lakes, showing them how to fish, teaching them about the diverse life created by the lakes, making them aware of the positive elements of elevated bodies of water and telling them about the history of area and the role these lakes played should be the kind of things practised in school.