On a recent Monday, I thought I had a great idea-we would go spend a little time and money walking along the waterfront and visiting the shops in White Rock with our dog.
I live in Delta now and don’t get out to White Rock very often, so it seemed like a nice way to pass the time. How wrong I was…
I paid for several hours of parking and had barely left the lot along the waterfront walkway when a gentleman feeding the birds called out to me, asking if I was aware there is a $250-fine for simply walking with a dog there.
Needless to say, I was unaware. Needless to say, I have had few introductions to a municipality as unwelcome as that one – although the gentleman was quite polite and cheerful. And needless to say I went back to my car and drove my dog and wallet right out of White Rock.
Too bad, ’cause I was just reading about how merchants along the waterfront are lobbying local government for ways to increase business in the area.
What a shame.
Might I suggest that people may be more inclined to do business with you if they are treated with, well, less disdain. Good luck with your waterfront in winter.
Justine Fafard, Delta