Illegal, no; immoral, yes

Dear Editor:

Cutting down memorial trees in Skaha Lake Park may not be illegal but it certainly is immoral.

The people who paid to have trees planted in the park in memory of a dear family member or friend thought the trees were in a “safe” place. After all it is a park. They could never have imagined it would become a commercial venture and those beautiful memorial trees cut down and replaced by ugly waterslides.

We must not let it happen.

The mayor and Council don’t want to have a referendum because they’re afraid their project will fail. That’s a poor reason not to have a referendum.

Better still the Trio group could look beyond their ill-fated venture and put the waterslides somewhere else.

Please leave the memorial garden alone.

Dorothy Percy

Penticton