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Langley Township shows no backbone on environment

Editor: I agree with letter writer Brian Johnson (The Times, Feb.23) 100 per cent.

Langley Township council can’t stand up to anybody because that would require council members to have a backbone, which was probably sold along with the land.

It’s called money. For big and busy contractors or governments, it’s all about fattening their back pockets. Responsibility has to be placed and taken by everyone. It’s about time.

We need our wetlands, our swamp areas and 100-year-old trees, which provide water, earth and air filtration. The old saying was “no trees, no breathe.”

We need bugs, spiders, frogs, bees, bears, raccoons, deer, coyotes and birds. It all works together perfectly. It’s called the ecosystem.

It would be nice to know our children, who are our future, will be able to walk through a park and see wild ducks in a pond, or squirrels in the 100-year-old trees, with lots of grass and wild bushes, just as we once did.

We need more than the concrete and blacktop we are putting up today. If we take care of mother nature, she will take care of us.

Jan Horvath,


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