PAPA deserves our praise

I commend the recent actions of PAPA for listening to the public outcry after banning kite boarding from Centennial Pier, says letter writer

To the Editor,

I commend the recent actions of the Port Alberni Port Authority for listening to the public outcry after banning kite boarding from Centennial Pier. They acted quickly to establish an alternate venue near the maritime museum.

The potential of kite boarding here is huge. It is one of our many natural features that can attract people to our city and we can economically benefit from, like what the waves did for Tofino or the sandy beaches for Parksville.

I also commend the city of Port Alberni, Catalyst Paper, and Canadian Alberni Engineering for their contributions. This is hopefully the first step of many to diversifying the economy of Port Alberni.

Malcolm Menninga,

Port Alberni