Letters to the Editor

Progress is inevitable

Editor: While I accept that progress in inevitable, the recent announced twinning of the road (264 Street) from the border north has me concerned. Over the last three years, I have repeatedly questioned the Ministry of Transportation in Victoria concerning any expansion plans.

I have made three visits and two phone calls to the Township office in quest of updates of any anticipated plans, only to be repeatedly told there was nothing in the planning or discussion stages. I made enquiries as recent as February of this year.

The increases in highway truck traffic has become an audible nuisance. Enquiries to Ministry of the Environment regarding noise barriers fell on deaf ears, in spite of the recent study undertaken by UBC regarding the impacts to the physical and mental health by constantly repetitive noise, regardless of the decibel level. I am concerned about the quality of my life and health.

I am quite prepared to enter a dialogue with all parties involved and willing to consider expropriation, although our first and only home purchase in B.C. has a lot of emotion attached. My wife and I are very fatalistic concerning the inevitability of progress, if all parties’ interests are given equal consideration.

Terry Brenan,

Aldergrove

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