Colliery’s dam issue a make-work project
To the Editor,
We can hardly contain our rage when we hear about the amount of bureaucratic BS that comes from our elected officials.
In regards to the removal of the dams at Colliery Dam Park, the likelihood of the dams failing in 3.5 minutes is miniscule – as is the predicted 100 fatals should they fail from an event such as an earthquake.
Much more likely is a flood (and deaths) from a tidal wave from an earthquake centred in Georgia Strait.
Employees with the provincial Dam Safety Branch – which recommended the removal – are just trying to find a reason to justify their jobs and create employment for themselves, but the endless expense on the taxpayers for frivolous things seems to be the mindset of our city officials.
They would be better off to tear down the conference centre and save tax dollars on that continuous waste of money.