Letters to the Editor: April 4

Vimy Ridge, 100 years later; Skate Park Speed Zone

Vimy Ridge

As we honor those that fought and died during the battle of Vimy Ridge, the Hall families of Kimberley and Cranbrook wish to remember Corporal Ernest Swanell Hall, who died during this battle on April 10, 1917. This was our Uncle Ernie’s 20th birthday. He left behind his wife and infant son, his parents and many brothers and sisters.

Although he has a beautifully kept grave near the Vimy Memorial, his final resting place is somewhere on Vimy Ridge known only to God.

Although we never knew our Uncle we still have a special connection with him for his sacrifice to make the world a better place.

Larry Hall

Cranbrook

Skate Park Speed Zone

It is absolutely necessary to have a 30 kph speed zone at the Kimberley Skate Park. Many children are using the skate park on a regular basis. I live above the bench on Rotary Drive and you cannot miss and/or hear motorists speeding by. Many of them fail to give right of way at the crosswalk. The speed limit at the Kaslo skate park is 20 kph. Many moms in the past have approached city hall to complain about the speed zone.

At Marsden Bridge school children catch the school bus. It makes sense to designate this area as a playground school bus zone.

People have the alternative of using Wallinger instead of Rotary.

Patti Biggs

Kimberley