North Westside

Resident provides their thoughts on possible governance changes

As a resident of the North Westside for more than eight years, I would like to inform your readers that not everyone agrees that there is a need for self government or autonomy here.

Many of us are satisfied with our existing parks, water systems, transfer station, community centre, fire department, and library.

Having lived in five other communities in southern B.C., I have come to realize that areas are constantly changing.

We have several parks that are consistently maintained and upgraded.

At the present time, water is and will be a  huge issue. Having good water and improved systems comes at a price.

I have never used a transfer station that was better run or more user friendly.

Our community centre is well used, comfortable, and centrally located.

It is well documented that our fire department is one of the best in the region. We are grateful to have a library giving us access to a variety of books so near home.

Yes, there is always room for improvement. Yes, there can be difficult issues to solve. But, looking back over the years and seeing all that the North Westside has become, I believe we got here by our citizens working with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Lynne Findlay

North Westside