To the Editor,
Re: Residents rally, Nov. 17.
As a relatively new resident to Nanaimo, I was interested in exploring what the city has to offer in outdoor spaces.
The first place I experienced was Colliery Dam Park and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the area and returned several times to go fishing.
There is a sense of community that you feel with the activity available and community caring.
It is a chance to unwind in a real slice of nature and beauty, a natural getaway and place of serenity in the busy city.
We as a city misspend a lot of the taxpayer’s money but, I feel, this is one area that should be preserved for ourselves – for future generations of Nanaimo families and visitors to our city, to appreciate in its present, natural state.
I feel city councillors and mayor are doing the residents and visitors to Nanaimo a grave disservice with their short-sightedness.
I implore all residents of Nanaimo to rally for a public solution to this problem or this area available for us all to enjoy will be lost forever. Stand up to our short-sighted city officials and fight to maintain one of the beautiful, natural areas of our city.