Citizens view displays showing information about the waterfront walkway project. NEWS BULLETIN file

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Walkway would see cost overruns

Tax dollars should not be wasted on non-essential projects, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: City reveals concepts for walkway plan, Oct. 3.

At the time of economic restraint, especially wth this still-too-much-hitting economic recession, the City of Nanaimo still continues to show its true colours with this so-called conceptualized and overpriced – no real surprises here, folks – walkway, which will no doubt run well over the budget with all the now usual too-familiar excuses – oops, we did it again.

But on the flipside, it’s yet again the Nanaimo taxpayers who still maintain their typecast role of the compliant sheep while politicians still continue to behave like the sheep herders.

Overall, the tax dollars should not be wasted on frivolous and non-essential projects that only end up being yet another in the ever-growing long line of white elephant money-pit projects.

Money should go to support the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange because it’s not only the wise thing to do, but it does make for a greener Nanaimo.

Al Munro, Nanaimo

Just Posted

OPINION: It’s important that we exercise our right to vote

If we vote for a competent and collaborative council, the Hub City will thrive, says guest columnist

Discontent City can remain where it is until the end of next month

B.C. Supreme Court judge grants application for an extension to comply with injunction

Clippers bounce back and beat Eagles

Nanaimo defeats Surrey 6-2, next home game is this Sunday, Oct. 21

SD68 candidates make last pitch prior to election

Nanaimo Duncan and District Labour Council hosted a meet-and-greet for prospective school trustees

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: So much for ‘say no to drugs’ in Canada

I’m from the ‘users are losers’ generation, says letter writer

UPDATE: Shots fired at house during fight in Nanaimo

Shots were fired at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in 500 block of Kennedy Street, say RCMP

Candidate lists finalized for Nanaimo, Lantzville, RDN, school district

Nomination deadline passes in advance of Oct. 20 local government elections

Election 2018: candidate questionnaires

News Bulletin’s questionnaire responses for Nanaimo, Lantzville, school board, regional district

When to vote, where to vote, how to vote

Voting day is Oct. 20, with polls open 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Beefs & Bouquets, Oct. 18

To submit a beef or bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

Most Read