Explain the benefits of a new bridge

"...if 200 people show up and the majority of people vote against the referendum that is democracy."

I would like to respond to the June 25 Trail Times article “Bridge referendum goes to voters in August” particularly comments from Mr. Cacchioni regarding the bridge referendum.

I would like to point out to Mr. Cacchioni that if 200 people show up and the majority of people vote against the referendum that is democracy. I feel that the people that got together and collected signatures to force this referendum is truly and without doubt the best form of democracy  we have.

It has been a proven fact that many councils preferred to do the reverse approval process because of the simple fact councils rely on voter apathy. Looking back at previous BC elections, voter turnout is generally low, and I believe this is a result of lack of consultation with the voters.

The old bridge is something that I truly have always loved. I love the architecture, I love the history and I believe that it should have a second chance. However if the new pedestrian is going to be such an attraction and such a good thing city council of Trail has got the responsibility to sell this project to the citizens, and give all the reasons how it is going to benefit our community.

Questions that I would personally ask, is this going to help us become a tourist destination community? Do we have a tourism plan? Do we have a clear direction that we wish to go as a community and the downtown core? I do not believe that a new bridge is a bad idea, I just want to know why it is such a great idea for our community?

Daniel HaleyTrail

Just Posted

IRM reports small sulphuric acid leak at Waneta reload

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Columbia Basin RDI: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Voter turnout statistics from the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute

New farmers in Columbia Basin supported by land matching program

New and young farmers in the Basin are receiving support and services from a dedicated land matcher

Columbia Basin Trust offering business accelerator program

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

Trail military exercises provide crucial training

Exercise Sapper Crucible: ‘The nuts and bolts of what a soldier is’

Live bear cam: Let the fishing begin

Watch bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park catch their dinner live.

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

It’s shaping up to be quite a finish in CFL’s West Division standings

The Calgary Stampeders (10-2) are first, four points ahead of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-5).

Twice-convicted killer set to inherit multimillion-dollar company found guilty of father’s murder

A Toronto judge ruled that Dellen Millard is guilty of first-degree murder in death of his father,

Campaign seeks to add Farsi to B.C. school curriculum options

Group wants Farsi added to list of nine languages in policy covering second language requirements

Trudeau urges leaders to follow Nelson Mandela’s example at UN tribute

Peace summit in New York marks 100th birthday of former South African president

Senate seats filled in B.C., Saskatchewan

Canada’s newest senators are the first woman to lead the RCMP and a Cree Metis businessman

Most Read