LETTERS: Something not right

To our great surprise none of the people we talked to knew that the city had given the go ahead to Trio Marine Group to destroy the park.

This morning my partner, a friend and I visited Skaha Park (Millennium Grove) the beautiful park that our mayor and council are hell bent set to destroy. Quite a few families were picnicking around the waterpark and the kids were having the time of their lives with the water canons.

To our great surprise none of the people we talked to knew that the city had given the go ahead to Trio Marine Group to destroy the park, cut down the majestic and irreplaceable trees and replace them with four ugly structures of for-profit waterslides. Nobody we talked to believed us and they all became furious when we told them that it was a done deal. We were dismayed to hear from so many people that they did not know that this was going on.

Why was this whole deal kept so quiet for so long and then pushed through council just minutes after a council meeting where almost all attendants spoke against this unbelievable project? Why the big hurry? Something is not right with this picture and the odour is terrible. And, please don’t insult us with the statement that the silent majority approves of it. The silent majority did not know or was too lazy to speak up.  Something smells rotten in the State of Denmark. Rescind or resign!

Bernie Strohmann

Penticton

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton Vees recognized on and off ice success

The awards were given out following their Saturday night win.

Dale family was prominent in Summerland’s past

Ruth Dale taught for many years

Penticton Vees comeback for overtime win to end regular season

The Vees were down 3-0 to start the third before putting together an epic comeback.

PHOTOS: Celebrating diversity in Penticton

Seventh annual OneWorld Festival celebrates the worlds of different cultures in the South Okanagan.

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

VIDEO: 2020 BC Winter Games wrap up in Fort St. John as torch passes to Maple Ridge

More than 1,000 athletes competed in the 2020 BC Winter Games

First win, fifth win highlight BC Senior Curling finals

Donna Mychaluk wins first title after finishing second five times; Wes Craig takes fifth crown

Still six cases of COVID-19 in B.C. despite reports of Air Canada passenger: ministry

Health ministry wouldn’t comment on specific flight routes

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

Kelowna Firefighters douse suspicious hedge fire

A 30’ section of cedar hedge burned prompting an RCMP investigation.

Kelowna RCMP make arrest in fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Elijah Beauregard

An 18-year-old woman is in police custody facing a manslughter charge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Most Read