LETTERS: Better ideas

Summer tourists are great fun, no doubt, but any council member wanting to really stand out would have suggested something new.

I’ve got to say, I’m very disappointed with mayor and council (then again, who isn’t these days?) not simply because of what they want to do to Skaha Park (which is bad enough), but because this was the best idea they had.

The idea of 100 additional boat slips at the marina seems, well, insane. I can’t help but wonder if anyone at Trio has seen what Skaha Lake is like in real life, which is to say underwhelming. Okanagan lake is bigger, deeper, offers multiple launch points (some free) and sweeping vistas.

Summer tourists are great fun, no doubt, but any council member wanting to really stand out would have suggested something new, like finding a way to make Penticton draw visitors all 12 months of the year. It would take ingenuity, risk and patience, but it wouldn’t be as ugly or invasive as waterslides.

All councils permitted here is paving paradise to put up a parking lot.

Arwen Steele




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