With an election coming in a few days, all of the candidates running in Courtenay are firming up their platforms. One of the important issues facing our beautiful community and is on the minds of not only citizens of Courtenay, but all of us who have chosen the Comox Valley as our home, is the old Field Saw Mill site. In November of last year, Project Watershed presented some preliminary ideas about the site and published them in local papers. They included feasibility of restoration. We have recently submitted our most current thoughts in another article submitted to local papers in the first week in November.
I can tell you as a speaker that has talked to Rotary clubs, Probus clubs, Newcomer groups and courses that I have taught on the Estuary at NIC Elder College, that a question that comes up at every talk or course is, “What is going to happen to the old Field Sawmill Site?”
The Project Watershed Board of Directors believes that this should be an issue discussed during the fall campaign. Consequently during the first week in October, Project Watershed invited or attempted to invite all of the candidates running to meet and discuss the issue.
We look forward to involving the entire Comox Valley in discussions related to restoring this site. What a legacy it would be for future generations.