Time to form a new regional district

Have we reached a tipping point ?

The recent revelations of the behaviour of the board of directors of the RDN in relation to the stalled District 69 recreation needs and the fiasco of disposing of sewage into our fishery cause me to think so.

I believe that the communities to the north of Lantzville are being poorly served by the current structure.

Is now the time to do what Westbank did and form a new regional district to better serve these communities.

If we are to have a healthy vibrant community in the future we need to invest to provide for the needs with adequate recreation facilities ASAP – enough of the procrastination.

I am suggesting a referendum be conducted to ascertain the answer to this question an the extent of progressive sentiments.

Tom Thornton

Parksville

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