An open letter to Mayor Kerry Cook and city council:
We would like to thank city council for avoiding a tragedy by closing the emergency gate on the west side of the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.
Having lived in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue for many years and walked through this route several times a week we know how dangerous it was. Small children would run out as they played around the bleachers when a baseball game was in progress. Hundreds of children and parents walk across the parking lot to skate, swim or play hockey.
Seniors (that’s us) walk to the Senior’s Activity Centre and many times come very close to being hit by a vehicle. This route was an accident waiting to happen and now has been avoided thanks to the foresight of our current mayor and council. Thank you so much.
Doug and Floris Martineau.