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Governments should step in

Editor:

Re: Delay might be disastrous, Jan. 21 letters.

Letter-writer Don Campbell has done a great service by raising this important issue (Train trestle replacement still awaits, Jan. 16).

I have two further questions:

1) What are the conditions that the Semiahmoo First Nation has issued that are delaying this urgent repair work?

2) What members of the Semiahmoo band have made these conditions – the chief, the elders or all band members?

This is a very important matter, and an accident on this bridge could have serious consequences for the members of the Semiahmoo band, their tenants, the residents of White Rock and South Surrey, as well as the environment.

If actions and answers are not forthcoming in the near future, I suggest the mayors of our communities, along with the appropriate provincial and federal offices, should meet with both parties to facilitate a speedy and safe repair to this old, deteriorating bridge.

Tim Roark, Surrey

 

 

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