Letters

Mayor can move if he wants pristine waterfront

To the Editor,

After his North American tour, Mayor John Douglas tells us of many communities that are spending big bucks “in order to regain access to the waterfront that was restricted to the public in previous years.”

Clearly he and other relative newcomers would like to see all industry removed from our harbour in favour of housing and walkways.

However, there’s another solution--relocation.

The mayor would find what he desires in other cities like Victoria and Nanaimo, to say nothing of Parksville and Qualicum where he could observe seals, sea lions, whales, and shore birds whilst dipping his toes in clear saltwater.

Indeed in those locales he would avoid all the driftwood, oil, and contaminated soil at Canal Beach and adjacent lots.

There are many in town, Mr. Mayor, who would be delighted to assist you with your move.

Richard Berg,

Port Alberni

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