Chainsaw massacre at Skaha Park

The ill-conceived, secretive  and unilateral action of the present city council is nothing short of a deliberately  sanctioned chainsaw destruction of a city’s gem.

This refers not only to the  destruction of trees but to the spirit and vision of those pioneers and others who have created a beautiful oasis of parkland for the benefit of  Penticton residents and tourists.

This planned “chainsaw” destruction continues by ignoring the petition of several thousands of well informed  citizens and former mayors who do not wish to see waterslides as part of the development at Skaha Lake. Their concern is the infringement on the present oasis situ where the white elephant and doomed slides are proposed.

A reasonable solution  would be for Trio and council to remove the contentious waterslides from the submission, and continue with the upgrade plan for the marina, restaurant, etc. This would show showmanship on the part of Trio  and allow council to remove themselves from the hole they have dug themselves in.

City council: it is time to listen to the people that put you in office.

Major Claude Filiatrault (RCAF) ret.

Penticton