The Disney World of the Kootenays
Re: “Time to clean up Nelson,” August 10
I’m certain that Anice King’s letter was offered as bait and I took the hook!
The Seattle letter writer has a valid point: Nelson could easily be missing the opportunity to become a “Disney World of the Kootenays.” Baker Street is the obvious choice for the nostalgic drive through a “heritage” city. I agree that having the seating areas does take away from prime parking space, but what if Lakeside Park offered a multi-level parkade, with shuttle service along Baker Street? There could be stunning dioramas showing the evolution of Nelson from dirty young people and hippies to the modern small town sophisticates who really should be living in Nelson.
Water rationing aside, it should be mandatory that every person in the City of Nelson bathe once each day. With slight adjustments to “smart meters,” a printout could be generated to defend one’s claim of not being dirty.
I don’t know what is wrong with Nelson, but is this the only city that has marginalized, unemployed dirty young and hippy people? Has anyone been to Seattle?
Ron Robinson, Nelson