Life’s a beach in Alberni

Reader says she is shocked and dismayed to read about the Canal Beach controversy.

To the Editor,

I was shocked and dismayed to read about the Canal Beach controversy. It was such a positive step to establish a green space down the canal, where we could swim, and launch small boats­—the first such effort in 50 years, according to some statistics I heard.

I proudly took all my out-of-town visitors there. Some called it “pathetic”, but I pointed out that it was a project in progress.

I’m afraid that the mayor has a point: If the work is not completed now, the beach might go away.

I belong to a group of those undesirable “newcomers”, who settled here for the natural beauty. Wonderful things have happened in the seven years I have lived here, especially in the art scene. That can’t be said about the waterfront.

Rayana Erland,

Port Alberni