It’s time Parksville had its own pool

The Parksville community should be the only consideration for a new Olympic-size pool and recreation centre.

The proposal to add to the Ravensong facility in Qualicum Beech is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Why is Parksville council directing staff to prepare a request for proposal for consultants to undertake a feasibility study at a cost of $75,000?

This project has been studied to death by the RDN and its various committees for more than a decade. Council should start moving forward with the current information available. There has been many like facilities that have been constructed over the past decade that could be replicated to meet the needs of Parksville and neighbouring communities.

For many users this type of facility is about health and wellness and not just recreation.

We are seeing massive residential construction underway in Parksville and the need for a pool/recreation facility should be a top priority.

Don Snell


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