Priorities within Vanderhoof not “priority”

I wanted to touch base on the recent announcements regarding the extensive upgrades to Riverside Park

Christina Millington

Omineca Express

I wanted to touch base on the recent announcements regarding the extensive upgrades to Riverside Park that has been deemed “unnecessary” by a few Vanderhoof residents.

Since I have been a part of the Vanderhoof community all I have been hearing about from local residents is that they aspire to have an attraction that their children can enjoy and for tourists to have a reason to want Vanderhoof to be a destination where they can find relief from the never ending relationship with the asphalt that layout their travels.

A project in particular seems to be lost in translation as it has yet to see light of day in a community that has no such luxury.

Summer’s can be long, especially when one can’t find a break from the heat, therefore I feel the need to define the very project that has taken a back seat to community “priorities.”

Swimming pool: a structure, often a concrete-lined excavation of rectangular shape that is filled with water and used for swimming.

Simple really, however, yet to be seen.

Smaller communities thrive on the traffic that so often passes through, especially when it’s a main highway that goes through the heart of town.

Personally, when I travel I go off visual aids to lure me to want to stop for a break, or to stay overnight after a long days travel.

I often like to venture around a community, take in the sights and experience a place that I may not have the luxury of visiting again.

Therefore, it only makes sense to want to make a community welcoming, accommodating and family friendly.

I can’t say that there is a staple here in Vanderhoof that I am drawn to, so I’m left to wonder what tourists are taking away from their time being spent here – whether that be short or long-term.

Vanderhoof is currently populated with playing fields, outdoor space that can be utilized for “outdoor exercise equipment,” so why this need to dig up Riverside to accommodate for a development that is not necessary?

In my opinion, the space allocated for this costly project would suit pool facilities quite nicely.

 

As a community we need to voice our wants and needs, especially if we want to see results.

 

 

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