LETTER: Use gas tax fund for park repairs, upgrades

CWGTF can also be applied to projects such as drinking water, solid waste and wastewater.

Re: My  previous letter published Nov. 20, 2015:

It appears the last portion of my letter may not have been received after suggesting that there may be as much as $3.1 million left in the Community Works Gas Tax Fund.

I pointed out that recreational, cultural and tourism infrastructures are just three of the many things listed that the CWGTF can be used for so why not $575,000 for Heritage Park?

CWGTF can also be applied to projects such as drinking water, solid waste and wastewater. Why couldn’t some of that money be used for the drainage concerns rather than raising taxes and possibly adding a new drainage fee?

If any of the items mentioned in my better of Nov. 20 or questions asked in this one are of concern, I urge people to call the mayor or a councillor or city hall to express those concerns.



Sandra Sharpe



Just Posted

Ex-Nanaimo man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Abbotsford music festival

James Allen Redden, 50, found guilty of three charges

Mission to invest $850,000 into local parks

New play structures, tennis court and other improvements on the way

One in custody after dramatic Abbotsford vehicle theft ends with rollover in Chilliwack

Prolific offender Michael Joseph Hasell facing numerous charges

Fraser Health launches new drug-use support team to curb overdoses

Nearly 200 people have been killed by illicit drug overdoses in the region so far in 2018

Mission Folk Music Festival opens with a community night

On Friday, July 20, admission to the event is Pay-What-You-Can

Stolen sunshade puts damper on Lower Mainland woman’s pet-relief effort

Broken umbrella taken from White Rock lawn ‘within 10 minutes’

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Teen killed by train remembered for his love

Friends and family share stories of young Crescent Beach train victim

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Ontario police say attack on Muslim man was motivated by hate

Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident

Canadian Tire delivers toys to ease kids’ street play pain in B.C. neighbourhood

It’s like Christmas for 11 kids who are supposed to be confined to their yards by strata bylaw

Most Read