Tunnel a better option to island

Re: Newcastle bridge floated, Nov. 29.

To the Editor,

Re: Newcastle bridge floated, Nov. 29.

Why? The inconvenience to the boats using the channel, the seaplanes landing and taking off makes this idea ridiculous.

Especially since we already have a mine tunnel going under Brechin point.

It is only 13 metres down. Pumped out and fixed up, it would do the trick and probably be cheaper, too.

I was born here in 1940 and well-remember Nanaimo as a coal town.

W.J. Churchill

Nanaimo