A blockade frustrated letter-writer Eric Ross.

LETTERS: Don’t fence White Rock in

Letter writers address changes along the White Rock waterfront.

Editor:

The new White Rock council met last week on the Monday and, on Thursday morning, residents and promenade visitors were met with a single “Prepare to Stop” sign along with an barrier blocking passage from West Beach to East Beach.

Construction of a railing was obviously underway, although no workers were noticeable on the promenade working.

While I am unsure of either the cost of this project or the degree of public consultation involved in its evolution, I am sure of a few points.

Prepare to stop1. The unannounced barrier forced a number of seniors to climb over rocks to continue walking or abandon their walk.

2. Some residents were unable to meet designated rides at the destination beach and were forced to walk double what they intended.

3. It was unclear how long or why such inconvenience was necessary.

4. The railing and mesh under construction will totally interfere with local small wildlife from normal foraging along its length.

5. It is unlikely that this construction, whatever the cost, will save anyone’s life if they choose to disregard their surroundings.

In any event, whether a person agrees with the need for such a project or the requirement to intrude on the daily life of so many, we need to understand the lack of respect that came with this initiative.

This is not a good beginning for the newly minted council.

Eric Ross, White Rock

• • •

Editor:

Regarding the proposed chainlink fencing and meshing along the railing in Bayview park:

Will this fencing be electrified?

Will there be broken glass and barbed wire built into the fence?

Will there be internment camps built to contain fencing violators?

Is there anyone left who thinks that keeping the trains and tracks along the waterfront is a good idea?

David Gold, White Rock

 

 

Just Posted

Woman found dead in Okanagan Lake identified as Surrey resident

Police ‘do not believe criminality was involved’ in the death of 29-year-old Caitlin Bradley

Sharks, Beavers advance in men’s rugby playoffs

Bayside’s Div. 1 women’s team loses quarter-final game to Cowichan

Students run blood, stem cell donor drive at Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade

Volunteer youth group One Blood for Life aims to create a more ethnically diverse stem cell registry

‘I feel ready for it’: On a BMX, Surrey man is ‘Cycling for Sobriety’ across Canada

Mat Fee will depart Halifax on May 1 to raise money and awareness for John Volken Academy

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Victims injured in Lower Mainland deck collapse ranged from 15 to 83 years old

Victim Services staff have reached out to those hurt and their families

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Torched SUV linked to Vancouver’s fourth homicide

Manoj Kumar, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Ex-mayor of northern village claims its drivers are overpaying ICBC $1,800 a year

Darcy Repen says data shows Telkwa households are being ripped off for car insurance

Deadly synthetic drug found in Kamloops that puts users in ‘zombielike’ state

Interior Health warning says substance causes ‘speedy, trippy-like symptoms’ and hallucinations

Most Read

l -->