Roundabouts good, now what about water?

Please powers that be, justify why we are this summer in even more dire circumstances with water in our Valley

Much has been written about traffic roundabouts. So a pair of compliments: Now that the former naysayers understand how to use them properly, roundabouts are much safer and speed traffic flow.

Many thanks North Cowichan for persisting with their implementation and a huge thank you to he/she/they who beautify them with the exquisite roses and landscaping. How beautiful Beverly Street looks these days, too, with wide grass and tree-lined verges.

Now for my only gripe and it is huge by comparison: Please powers that be, justify why we are this summer in even more dire circumstances with water in our Valley. Yes, a low snowpack is no surprise, or is it?

Mother Nature has blessed us with the most commodious, completely free reservoir in Cowichan Lake, and raising the weir has long be touted as the obvious solution. Balance the cost of so doing against the inconvenience of water restrictions for all, not to mention loss of fish in our heritage river, even a summer closure at our largest employer, Crofton mill etc.

Who exactly has been elected to get off the pot and raise the weir, or is it indeed already too late?

Please, someone out there, give me the answer.


Peter Lord

North Cowichan

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