To the Editor,
Re: Waterfront development at Somass Sawmill lands
By the sound of it, I might be the only person in town who wholeheartedly agrees with Port Alberni City Council’s vision for the waterfront. I walked the short trail (Somass walkway) now available, and saw the immense possibilities for a beautiful new development with housing and green spaces.
If we want tourists to stop and explore the place, they will head for the waterfront to have a cup of coffee, or a nice lunch—they would not stop for a swim, however great the new pool may be.
Beaches are the most valuable assets in any town, and ours have been hidden behind industrial ugliness way too long already.