New council shouldn’t cut park

This last refuge in old downtown Parksville is well used by locals as a great place to have a taste of nature.

The ghost of Ed Mayne seems to linger as a poltergeist dwelling in a writer identified as Jim Cameron in Suggestions for the next council (The News, Nov. 15).

He still refers to our Jensen Park as an extension.

This last refuge in old downtown Parksville is well used by locals as a great place to have a taste of nature. It is quiet, peaceful and a great path to travel towards the city centre.

Seniors and children walk and play there. Cyclists and pedestrians enjoy moving through open space, green space to breathe in deeply without exhaust fumes while the stillness encourages birds to sing as they go about making a living.

Cameron sounds like he thinks this type of progress is beneficial while it is so detrimental to the quality of life to those who call this neighborhood home.

Not once did he mention cyclists nor did he tell of all the mothers who stroll through Jensen Park with their children to experience a slice of raw beauty that would be the envy of any forward thinking community.

Some wiser people actually harvest medicines from that untouched land and gather berries in the summer.

Leave it alone or just widen the footpath a little with paving stones so the baby carriages, strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles and scooters can navigate a piece of heaven a little easier.

Gord Byers, Parksville