Letters to the Editor

Beacon dock needs to come alive again

As a resident home owner in Sidney since 1992, I have seen large ships tie up at the federal government dock at the end of Beacon Avenue. These were always interesting events as fishing vessels, tourists yachts or educational sailing ships tied up here. Then this dock was declared unsafe and repairs were made to pilings and decking.

I expected everything would return to the situation it was before but this was not to be. The area is now closed to cars and no ships of any size are allowed to tie up.

In my opinion this most recognizable point in Sidney should not only be utilized by artists, but also by fishermen, tourists, naval vessels and mini cruises. This could probably be achieved if the federal, provincial and local governments worked together on this.

A working dock in Sidney could mean a tourist attraction and a real boost to the Peninsula.

Willem Bruckel

Sidney

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Police tackle, apprehend man in Campbell River
 
Local 10-year-old declares the right to a healthy environment
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
Pride comes to Alberni
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
I spy with my little eye, a plethora of people
Canada failing refugees in time of crisis
 
Editorial cartoon, Dec. 11
 
COLUMN: Ideas for a non-toy Christmas

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.