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

 

 

Just Posted

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

Winlaw preemie survives smoky birth

GoFundMe Campaign started for West Kootenay family with preemie baby.

Youth on the Loose: Centre takes trip to Whatshan Lake

The trip was organized by the Nakusp and Area Youth Network

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Alleged border jumper from Oregon facing 2 charges after police chase in B.C.

Colin Patrick Wilson charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Most Read