Scott Magri stands on culvert at the Katzie Slough in Pitt Meadows

Scott Magri stands on culvert at the Katzie Slough in Pitt Meadows

Letters: What slough was

I would love to see it restored to the way it was when I was a kid back in the ’50s.

Editor, The News:

Re: Saving Slough seems simple (The News, Aug. 29).

I just read with interest your story about the Katzie Slough. I would love to see it restored to the way it was when I was a kid back in the ’50s.

When the slough was constructed, my great grandmother, back around 1907 or so, was the cook on the dredging barge that dug out the channel in order to help drain the land for farming.

It`s beyond sad to see how the side streams have filled in and the main channel has become a narrow imitation of the much wider waterway that it once was.

Robert T. Rock

Mission