Columnist Mischa Popoff is bang on with his remarks that we in the Okanagan have paid dearly for the operation/construction of bridges over Okanagan Lake, the designs of which have been unnecessarily high since the railways ceased having to use the lake to haul rail cars back in the 1960s.
Sailboats do not need the height because they can be equipped with folding masts as they do in Europe, should they want to pass under the bridge, which very few do.
I have complained about this for years.
Ottawa and our local politicians have not served us well by forcing the operation of the lift span on the old bridge and the excessive height of the new bridge because of the Navigable Waters Act.
The height of the new bridge is a thing we will keep on paying for as long as it exists due to the ongoing cost of winter snow clearance and maintenance.
We put politicians in place to make laws - does that not also mean altering them when they become redundant?
Bryan St. George,