Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Not keen on Ironman’s return

Until the city provides dedicated cycling lanes, we must share the road

I am completely opposed to my tax dollars being used to line the pockets of a foreign corporation to stage an event that is, for most of us, a serious inconvenience.

Traffic will be disrupted for numerous days before the race and during the race. The day of the race will be very noisy and this noise will continue until midnight or even later. This has always been a problem for anyone living within a couple of kilometres of the Lakeside Resort area. This race benefits only a few business owners in the city. And we are paying for it to be held here.

Why are we paying so much more money than Whistler to stage this race and allowing so many more competitors?

It’s pretty obvious why the owners of this race chose to move it back here. It’s a matter of dollars and cents.

Al Martens


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