Bella Coola dike, airport information false

Editor: Re: The May 31 story Bella Coola airport threatened.

Editor: Re: The May 31 story Bella Coola airport threatened.

Much of the information presented is false.

The airport was not constructed in 1978. The dike did not fail. The dike is not failing.

If it was the only one that failed, why was water running down the road in Hagensborg?

I looked up the story Chicken Little on Google, and there are many versions, including videos with the story told from many viewpoints.

Bella Coola has a new version which could be titled Chicken Little Feathering its Nest. I wonder if there are any of the other characters such as Ducky, Goosey, and Foxey, that will show up and join the parade in the days that come.

I will be watching.

Gideon Schuetze

Williams Lake

Editor’s note:

The Tribune has followed up with the Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast Regional District and learned that work to the air strip began in 1966 and was paved in 1977 — the terminal officially opened in 1979. The CCCRD also reiterated that the dike did fail and the regional district is proceeding with plans/studies to possibly repair it. No where in the article did we say that dike was the only one that failed, as the story was about the airport dike itself.

 

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