Nanaimo’s coal history should be cherished

There is a wonderful example of that history that needs to be given some importance – Morden Mine.

To the Editor,

Re: Morden Mine important to city’s culture, Letters, June 11.

Historical artifacts deserve to be preserved. Nanaimo’s beginnings were in coal and there is a wonderful example of that history that needs to be given some importance – Morden Mine.

The letter writer mentioned several examples of historical pride in other parts of the province and we have one, almost one of a kind, in desperate need of restoration, in our own backyard. The regional district and the City of Nanaimo need to see how important it is to preserve this piece of history. Morden Mine can never be replaced; it should be cherished. Find the funding and get on with it.

Tara Dalyvia e-mail