Letters to the Editor

Milner cairn a 'feel good' idea

Editor: Langley Township council has voted $80,000 for a cairn and park in Milner, to commemorate the location of where the heritage church used to be. A few years ago, the church was restored and moved a short distance from the original site.

I think that a plaque or marker referencing the previous site would be more effective and cheaper. The current church site is more pedestrian-friendly and pleasant than the $80,000 project, inches away from a highway. I think one gets a better sense of the history by seeing the church, rather than looking at a patch of ground with one eye while the other eye watches traffic.

If council would not take its pay hike for this year, and only claim half of the $50,000 of expenses council members claimed from the coffers last year, then $80,000 or more can easily be found for this feel-good, ineffective initiative.

Dave Matlock,

Langley

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

One last holdup on B.C. railway tracks
 
Culture in schools is still a problem, says former Langley student who was bullied
 
Tolls likely to lead to congestion
Updated: Langley MP caught up in Ottawa lockdown
 
Election 2014: Rob McFarlane seeks third term on Langley Board of Education
 
Election 2014: Shelley Coburn seeks Langley City seat on Board of Education

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.