Cowichan News Leader

Mayor wants a Chemainus skate park from school-board Santas

A Chemainus skate park is on Mayor Jon Lefebure's Christmas list.

By next month, he hopes to hear a positive answer from the school board about using land at the former Chemainus elementary for a long-awaited skate- and bike park.

While Mural Town boarders and bikers have visions of half pipes riding in their heads, the mayor realizes the skate park could be a lump of coal for nearby neighbours.

"We'll work hard to make sure neighbours aren't impacted," he said, promising noise and privacy buffering — perhaps landscaping — and locating the park away from homes.

The property might also sport a dog park, and a youth centre, Lefebure said after recent rallies demanding a Chemainus skate park be built, someplace.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Counterattack efforts increased for the holidays
 
Man facing numerous charges after attempting to evade police in stolen car
 
Two churches hosting live nativity pageants
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
 
Aerobatic jet team added to 2015 Abbotsford International Airshow lineup
 
Black Press announces transactions with Glacier Media
Conviction in fatal B.C. ferry sinking upheld
 
No firm answers for Jordan River residents
 
Mental health for children and youth

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 12 edition online now. Browse the archives.