Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hold provincial government to promise to improve parks

Letter writer hopes province will consider that parks have been ‘bursting at the seams’

To the editor,

Coming out of the election, it looks like we’ll be heading into a historical NDP majority government. The B.C. NDP ran on a platform to prioritize public services and the environment first.

John Horgan promised to expand and improve our provincial parks – to create new campgrounds and trails, increase funding to improve infrastructure and safeguard nature across B.C. Delivering on these promises will have a real impact for those who want to be able to take the children in their lives to parks, creating memories around campfires and lakes.

Last summer, B.C.’s parks were overwhelmed by the huge demand for people to get outside. The government rolled out the day-pass program to alleviate some of the pressure on parks and added a few more temporary staff positions to help repair some of the overused areas. As MLAs get ready to return to the legislature, I hope that the memories of our parks bursting at the seams this past summer will be fresh as they prepare next year’s priorities.

I’m already counting down the days to when I can head to my local parks in next summer’s sun-filled days. I hope that Premier Horgan won’t leave nature behind as he prepares for his next years to come. Let’s give B.C. a green recovery that prioritizes nature.

Lori Thomas, Nanaimo


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