Letter: Federal funding for Aldergrove pool?

It was with great dismay that I saw millions of dollars being given by the Conservative government out to a variety of projects…

Dear Editor,

It was with great dismay that I saw millions of dollars being given by the Conservative government out to a variety of projects in Langley with no money at all being given toward an indoor pool in Aldergrove.

Why is that?

I am dumbfounded. After the announcement of the new recreation centre for Aldergrove, I talked with the mayor, councilors and Township staff. I asked if there were any grants available and I was assured if they could possibly get a grant to enclose the proposed pool, they would do it.

I understand that it was the Conservative government’s final decision on how much and where the money would go but there would have been consultation with the Township.

The Langley Township council does not care if the children, teenagers, adults and seniors of Aldergrove have an indoor pool. They had their chance to give us one without cutting down a single tree but they refused to give Aldergrove the indoor pool that we have been asking for for over 30 years.

Dianne Kask, Aldergrove

 

 

Just Posted

Cupcakes against cancer: Langley parents rally to help family

Christine Tulloch, a crusader against cancer, has suffered a third relapse

Aldergrove chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Raymon Ranu has been working as a cook since he was arrested for selling fentanyl and cocaine

Anti-gang forum aimed at helping Langley parents keep teens safe

Preventing gang recruitment is the focus of a forum to be held next week

Langley Blaze display depth despite temporary loss of pitchers

Injury and invitation to play for Team Canada leave team down three

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Body of missing snowmobiler recovered from Great Slave Lake

Police confirm the body is that of one of three missing snowmobilers

Toddler seriously injured after falling from Okanagan balcony

RCMP are investigating after a two-year-old boy fell from the balcony of an apartment in Kelowna

Cost jumps 35% for Trans-Canada Highway widening in B.C.

Revelstoke-area stretch first awarded under new union deal

Is vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter battling B.C. blaze argues it is

Adam Knauff says he had to go hungry some days because there was no vegan food

Winds helping in battle against fire threatening northern Alberta town

Nearly 5,000 people have cleared out of High Level and nearby First Nation

Man pleads guilty in Surrey crash that killed two Abbotsford women

Sarah Dhillon and Paige Nagata died following head-on collision on Nov. 4, 2018

Most Read