A million dollars spent to ruin our parking lot

Chemainus – On a busy day in Chemainus, the Waterwheel parking lot is jammed with buses of all sizes, and many cars and trucks. This was the reason why building a library on the lot was not a good idea.

Now, the perfectly good parking lot has been torn up. Close to $1 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent to “beautify” the area, wiping out more than 40 parking spots and putting in curbs that will make it much more difficult to navigate your way through.

We had a big, flat, versatile parking lot. Now we are $1 million poorer and stuck with a “pretty” but “pretty useless” parking lot.

Steve Parson