Letter to the Editor: Susan Smith

I am in favour of the the old CPR rail bed becoming an official multi-use trail for the use of all of the people of Nakusp.

My name is Susan Smith and I am in favour of the the old CPR rail bed becoming an official multi-use trail for the use of all of the people of Nakusp, surrounding area and for our visitors to enjoy.

Recently barricades have been erected on this valuable right of way restricting the passage to persons that are healthy and able bodied, making the trail available to a very small portion of the above. There are many dangers in the placement of these barriers.

Even if you are thinking this doesn’t involve yourself, it may through our economy or other ways you are not thinking about. It may affect your future generations, please keep the opportunities open for our future.

Yes people please talk to your neighbours, conversation is awesome and maybe your neighbour will realize how important this is. It is about the here and now, it is about tomorrow and more important it is about 5, 10, 20 years from now. It is about our children’s, grandchildren’s legacy when there is nowhere else for them to access the the wilderness from their homes we will have this.

If the trail becomes a walking trail only, the portion from Nakusp to the view point will become impassible cutting out the continuous route to what I call Gods country. This a very serious matter and we can’t leave it go to wayside.

Please, I am begging people to think hard on this situation. It is my heritage and I am trying to protect its use for everyone near and far.

Thank you everyone,

Susan Smith,

 

Nakusp, BC