Electric motors fine for Spider Lake

I am totally in support of fishermen having the option to use electric motors on Spider Lake.

I have fished this lake since 1979 seen many sudden windstorms come up.

These storms can be strong enough to prevent elderly rowers from safely returning to the launch site.

There is no alternative but to row into the strong winds.

I am in my mid-seventies and believe I was the youngest person on the lake earlier this week.

This is not uncommon.

The suggestion that electric motors would pollute the lake and make lots of noise is totally ridiculous. Pollution is absolutely zero and a rower makes more noise dipping his oars into the water.

There is no downside to allowing electric motors and they are allowed on many lakes in the province.

Spider Lake is the exception and nobody knows why.

I will continue to row but look forward to having a choice in my “golden years”.

John Leinweber

Qualicum Beach

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