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

Just Posted

Oceanside RCMP officer makes Alexa’s Team

Munro able to stop and process 15 impaired motorists during the past year

Potty Mouth artist creating Funky Fungus

Parksville-Qualicum’s Carmen Lutz has people chuckling with her hand-made, rustic mugs

Qualicum Beach charity hosts fundraiser for Guatemalan students

Aldea Maya has been working in the Central American country since 2012

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club on a roll for artificial turf

Project to cost over $500,000 but will save club money

More Parksville pop-up water parks planned

Fire department says Sunday, Aug. 18 next one on the agenda

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

B.C. log export rules killing us, northwest harvester says

NorthPac Forestry says Skeena Sawmills has plenty of timber

Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan

Talk of climate change could be viewed as advocating against Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada

Search crews find 4-year-old boy who went missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Most Read