Letters to the Editor

Dont’ put heliport near nature sanctuary park

Open letter to Mayor Sharon Shepherd and Kelowna city council:

With regards to the heliport that is under consideration, I have a few questions for the mayor and city council.

On your very own city website (www.kelowna.ca/parks) under Division Goal you state: “The overall goal of the division is to enhance the quality of life in Kelowna by providing a variety of parks to meet residents’ and visitors’ needs, to develop strong partnerships that add value to existing services and to build and maintain parks in effective, affordable and environmentally-friendly ways.”

Under Benefits you say: “The provision of parks and leisure services has many benefits, benefits that generally focus on the social benefits of community involvement and family activities, and preserving our natural environment and our personal health.”

Please tell me how considering a heliport near a beautiful sanctuary that is used daily by all people from different walks of life goes along with what you are saying on your website.

At a time when global warming and climate change is huge in our news everyday, how could you even begin to consider allowing a heliport near such an eco-sensitive area? What are we teaching our children?

Sandy Murray,

Kelowna

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