Boardwalk blues

A waterside gem in Qualicum Beach is looking a little frayed around the edges

Our world class waterfront and boardwalk in Qualicum Beach is beginning to show its age and the town’s neglect.  

While walking there this week, the lack of paint and finish on the railings, the rough, chipped and broken curbing along its edge, the collection of detritus in the curbs and the unusable state of the boat ramp gave this local treasure a sad look.  

It reminded me of the infrastructure seen in some of the inner cities of America; rather pathetic for a town that prides itself in its natural and manmade beauty.  

Perhaps some of the summer manpower might be redeployed to the boardwalk, where some sanding, pointing, and painting might be conducted.

Edward Gregory

Qualicum Beach