Responsible use of the park

By now it should be abundantly clear to Penticton Council, our Chamber of Commerce and Trio Marine Group, that there is a distinct lack of community support for any commercial development in Skaha Lake Park.

It also appears evident that the majority of Penticton citizens are not prepared to idly stand by and see green space in Skaha Lake Park destroyed for any reason, let alone one which has no net benefits to our community.

An overwhelming majority of letters and boots on the ground against the development proposal, has been responded to by what is now clearly a silent small minority of those in favour of  “improving” the park by tearing up greenspace and replacing it with asphalt.

It must surely be time for Penticton Council to accept the wishes of the  majority of their citizens and cancel this development project.

It should also be time for the Chamber of Commerce to withdraw their support for an unpopular commercial development in a publicly-owned natural park.

Trio Marine Group themselves must reconsider a development plan which has the wholehearted opposition of the majority of people living in Penticton and  surrounding areas.

Today’s children will not thank their elders for a future waterslide venue, or hotel, created at the expense of irreplaceable natural green park space.

John McLeod

Penticton