The Free Press editorial board came out today with an editorial in support of the Waterpark plan. Sigh...
Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Splish splash at Forks
"Since The Forks opened in 1989, few developments at the site, if any, were received without controversy. The hotel, parkade and other buildings were opposed. Even the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which some critics say is one of the nicest buildings in Canada, was criticized as too large for the site and because it would interfere with the pedestrian bridge and the vista to St. Boniface.
Everyone has strongly and honestly held ideas about The Forks, particularly the notion that it should be green space and a gentle transition from the forested riverbank to the density of Portage and Main.
It's no surprise, then, that the latest plan for a water park and hotel is already running into stiff opposition from those who believe it is the wrong concept for the area."
Full story: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opi...147546335.html