Photo credit: Councillor Gord Fuller's Fb
'DANGER' Sign installed at auxiliary spillway
The city quickly responded to the potential danger that the new spillway created when local folk discovered a great new place to jump into deep water from height. It seems the million dollar engineering job didn't take that possibility into account.
It is rather ironic that the spillway which arguably was put in to solve a non-existent danger, created a very real danger that did not exist prior to it being built.
This spillway will be a monument for generations to come to bureaucratic pigheadedness, council ineptness and taxpayer apathy. I guess the final cost for this colossal waste of tax dollars is still unknown, these signs may not be the final solution, as people can be quite determined when they find a new way to have fun.
I suspect an equally fun, safe solution could have been funded in the park ages ago before we blew off ten million tax dollars on an imaginary risk cooked up someplace in the bowels of city hall.