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Fort Langley is not a bedroom community

Editor: In response to the letter from M. Neilson (The Times,  March 18), I can only say what an absolutely abysmal view of Fort Langley he presents. Is this really what he and proponents of denser development think is desirable — that we are a “bedroom community for Vancouver with dwellings in the million-dollar mark?”

That vision belongs to a speculator and developer mindset, not to someone who values the heritage and uniqueness of this small village.  It is only because Fort Langley is already a vibrant tourist destination that it draws people who wish to cash in on its uniqueness.

The Township of Langley has a proud heritage and is not a suburb of Vancouver, nor should we ever let that be forgotten by developers.

If there was a spur needed to keep fighting for respecting OCPs and heritage guidelines in Langley communities, this dismissive appellation is it.


Hilary Ruffini,


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