Granthams risk very real



Re: “Niagara falls of Granthams has residents on edge,” Jan. 3.

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In 2006, when I was co-chair of the Granthams Landing Improvement District, I lined up an on-site inspection of what I call the “Grand Canyon of Granthams” with the Ministry of Transportation to try to get them to act. What is happening now (which is far worse than it was then) was totally predictable. The ministry officials promised to revise the drainage upstream, but they never did. Instead the existing run-off system has continued and been made much worse by extensive land clearing upstream. Now there is a very real and much more threatening problem.

In my opinion, there are properties on Elphinstone Avenue that could truly be at risk. The B.C. government has to take action NOW to fix the drainage upstream of the “Grand Canyon” – and the SCRD has got to push hard for it. Otherwise, homes will be placed at risk, and possibly residents also!

Ric Careless, Granthams Landing

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