Let’s get busy on fixing waterfalls
RE: Waterfalls safety
I had the occasion to visit Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park two years ago. There were parking facilities for cars and tour buses, washrooms and paved paths for both wheelchair and able visitors. Lots of fencing, but most were hip height so a deterrent and a warning but not an obstacle or challenge to be overcome (and Facebooked). Every view you could want was accommodated with a proper path and platform, both along the edges and down in the canyons — in short, what I envision for the waterfalls and canyons of Hamilton.
A reasonable cost-recovery fee was charged for these services and facilities. Let’s get to work making our great city a tourist magnet with accommodation for the able and disabled — and sure, charge any occasional rescued yahoo the full price. You can’t put wilderness back where people exist, so let’s make the best of our beautiful geographic features and compromise for all to benefit — at little cost to the taxpayer. Neal Bonnor, Dundas