I want to thank you for maintaining a watch on all the foolishness going on around the City of Prince George and area. This has been a responsibility of the press for the last 200 years in Canada. The fourth estate is in good hands under your watch.
First, I want to say that I can’t believe anyone would build, or even contemplate, an underground parkade in a known floodplain. The library, built in the late 1970s/early80s, was built on stilts because the ground level is barely above the floodplain. Now, in the 21st century, when flooding is even more prevalent than ever before due to the warming climate, it was proposed to build an underground parkade in this same floodplain. How is it possible that anyone would make this proposal and then it be approved and then wonder why it is costing two or three times as much as the original estimate?
We care about the environment and we should endeavour to live within nature’s confines, not fight against it, as would happen when it becomes necessary to continually pump all the ground-water back into the river, or even worse pump it all into the sewer system to be treated and then into the river.
Thank you again for keeping your finger on the pulse and for telling it like it is.