Parochialism hits ratepayers in the pocketbook (The Province)

BY JON FERRY, THE PROVINCE

… Take, for example, the exciting proposal by North Shore swimming advocates to build a new 50-metre, Olympic-sized pool — replacing an old 25-metre one — at the Harry Jerome recreation complex in the City of North Vancouver.

As North Vancouver District accountant Vicki McLeod points out, the planned upgrading of the complex offers a unique opportunity to build an “aquatic centre of excellence” for all North Shore residents — and to cash in on swimming’s obvious health and safety benefits. …

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