O Avenue residents have few border choices
Editor: We’d like to comment on the column “First border crossing will be last” by Dwayne Weidendorf, in The Times of Nov. 18.
We live in Pioneer Park, at 27111 0 Avenue in Aldergrove, a short distance from the Aldergrove customs and border crossing. There are 261 homes in Pioneer Park, with 413 persons living here.
He states a “handful of cars on 0 were butting into the main line.”
We have only very occasionally seen five cars waiting on 0 Avenue to get into the border lineup. Since we live in the second block from the border crossing, we do not consider that we are “butting in,” and usually the people are polite enough to let us in.
What does he suggest the 413 residents (a “handful?”) of Pioneer Park alone, plus all the other residents living on 0 Avenue, should do to get across the Aldergrove border crossing? Drive a mile out of their way to get to the end of the lineup?
It is not the 0 Avenue residents’ fault for the lineup. It is the U.S. Customs who are too cheap to open up more lanes, as well as the B.C. government for not putting in extra lanes on 264 Street, and a passing lane so that 0 Avenue residents can get home.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Haeber,