Blue bridge campaign could have used help

Johnson Street bridge a key part of history of Victoria's Inner Harbour

The promotional feature “Celebrate our Harbour” (News, June 8), presented by the Victoria Harbour Celebration Society, included a picture of the Johnson Street Bridge.

The piece stated the society wished “to encourage Victoria residents and visitors to experience the unique character, history, industry and beauty of our harbour.”

How ironic, those words, since that fine structure has been slated for destruction by the City of Victoria – a measure that was pushed so vigourously by Mayor Dean Fortin – with only Coun. Geoff Young voting against the decision.

Where was that society’s voice during the low-budget campaign to save it, that saw hours of work put in by a group of citizens?

Celebrate our harbour and our history, indeed – without Old Blue? Sorry.

Redner Jones

Victoria

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