Rules in place to protect the lake

I would like to remind everyone of the many regulations in place to protect our beautiful lake.

I would like to remind everyone of the many regulations in place to protect our beautiful lake.

Do these rules not apply to everyone?

A lot of people have tried to develop in Blind Bay and have spent their family fortunes to try and do so. In the end, they lose it all and go bankrupt. I feel that this entire project has turned into a popularity contest.

I have read letters from Mr. Baskill, how they and their family will lose everything and they have had a sick child. Yes, this is all very sad, but nothing to do with this proposed development other than to create a bunch of bleeding-heart followers.

Our lake is the issue! There have been thousands of dollars spent on public studies regarding water quality and docks have become a huge issue, apparently interfering with the health of the lake. So new rules are in place for docks and buoys.

Also, water run-off has been a proven water polluter. Blind Bay lake water is not the best to start with. Remember the beach closures we have had?

How can increased boat slips and high-density, lake-side housing help any of these “already in place problems?” This development does nothing for us local residents except create busier roads and strain our already over-stressed public services.

There is no way the owners of this proposed development can guarantee the safety of our lake.

With higher density housing and additional boat slips, gas and oil spills would be inevitable, along with rainwater run-off and garbage issues. Enough meetings and protests.

The rules say no to all of us, so no it should be. Thank you to our out-of-area directors for seeing this for what it is. Another developer trying to make personal fortunes at the expense of our lake.

Tricia Peloquin,Blind Bay

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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