Why not say White Rock has longest wooden pier?

Surrey – The Editor, Re: "White Rock pier comes up short," the Now, March 4. It looks like we may need an "Only in White Rock" Facebook page to keep tabs of all of the petty and stupid decisions coming out of city hall in the "City By The Sea."Even by White Rock standards, giving away the title of Canada’s longest pier to a town in Quebec with a rock and asphalt jetty half the length of the Tsawwassen ferry terminal is beyond ludicrous.Duncan, B.C. has the world’s biggest hockey stick and puck. Hartland, NB has the world’s longest covered bridge. The Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ont. is the world’s longest skateway. Tourists flock to these attractions.With property taxes a third higher in White Rock than Surrey, it is becoming obvious that residents there are paying extra for incompetence. I’d suggest we say that White Rock has Canada’s longest "wooden" pier at 470 metres or 1,542 feet.A simple solution to this lengthy problem solved free of charge by a guy who lives in Surrey. I hope they remember to invite me to the ribbon cutting ceremony.Don PitcairnSurrey