LETTER: Parks passes fail common-sense test

Dear Editor:

Re: Cypress and Mount Seymour parks to require passes, North Shore News, July 22

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Because of "technical issues", you can't arrange to get a pass the day before? Are we going to let B.C. Parks get away with this? How do B.C. Ferries and the rest of the world do it then?

Consider the person who needs to take a day off work to join their friends on a hike. They book the day off and then at 6:10 a.m. find out they don’t have a pass. Now what?


Consider the person who needs to allow for child care or to arrange to have someone look after an elderly relative. Then at 6:10 a.m. find out they don’t have a pass. Now what?


Then there is the safety aspect; plan ahead, know where you are going, be prepared . . . but you may not even be getting in your car or on your bike, so don’t plan too much.

One final note. I think, come voting time, all outdoor recreational users should take a special interest this time around.

My opinion is based on my hiking, climbing and mountaineering experience in B.C. for almost 40 years.


Terry Jarvis

Vancouver

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