Councillors up taxes, increase fees for service, cut a lot of city needs - while giving themselves a

While I was pleased to se the city declined to sell Hillcrest Park: I see that a couple councillors still wish to pursue the sale.  How is a park that has been a park since the beginning of the city – suddenly called vacant lots?

There has been no significant increase in the population of the city since statistics from 1976 to 2006 deemed there were 11,000 people in the city. A very interesting study by Northern BC Housing can been reached at

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https://www.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/community-development-institute/dawsoncreekreport.pdf

The report says in 2016 there were 11,866 people in the cuty who exactly do they propose to sell these lots to? As for March 21, 2019, there were 163 property listing and 17 vacant lots in the city. 

Yes the park is worth money. All parks are. Is Kin Park next on the chopping block while councillors up taxes, increase fees for service, and then cut a lot of city needs while giving themselves a raise?

They would be better served in my opinion, by finding a way to get more people to stay. 

I will repeat what I said before – once a park is gone – it is gone forever. 

Beth Simpson

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