Is water really sacred to the City of Revelstoke?

Resident points out contradictions in messaging coming from City Hall, noting silt and mud incident

Editor,

I was always under the impression that a proposal such as the Revelstoke Adventure Park would have to go through many hoops involving various ministries under the umbrella FrontCounter BC, and that it is common to be turned down until the parameters in such ministries are met.

At no time did I think that the city or the CSRD had the ability to hold up any such proposal, but apparently they can, under the guise of boundary expansion.

I really hope we can protect the watershed without boundary expansion, because I don`t think we can afford it. Our last boundary expansion is costing us taxpayers dearly. I agree protecting the watershed should be of high priority for the city; however I have trouble believing Mayor David Raven’s statement that it is “sacred” to him. It wasn’t held sacred when rural residents’ water was contaminated by silt coming off Mount Mackenzie, even though the residents were outside city boundaries and the source of the contamination was not.

As to the question of who asked what from whom, it appears to taxpayers that our mayor and or council are not clear or united on some issues. Such as last spring, for instance, when an individual was dropped from the Revelstoke Community Housing Society for no apparent reason, then later re-instated. I believe Mayor Raven’s “legacy” as he likes to refer to, may be something other than the mayor who allowed backyard chickens.

Candy Devlin,

Revelstoke

 

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