Letters to the Editor

Panic over trees is misplaced

Editor: Thank goodness the pissing contest is over. You could have put out a forest fire with all the “cut a tree,  don’t cut a tree” rhetoric.

I thought I might have to branch out with such a display of “he said, she said.” What I find interesting is the fact that the brain trust has put Brookswood and Fernridge development on hold, so why the panic for a bylaw?

Most of Brookswood is quarter-acre to half-acre lots, and we’re certainly not going to cut down our own trees.

Besides all that, this is a council that loves to break its own bylaws, as in Fort Langley and Trinity.

Reality check. When the boys with the big bags of money want to develop their million dollar investments in property in the Brookswood and Fernridge area, that’s a guarantee it’s going to happen. Look what happened 25 to 30 years ago to the property surrounding an old gravel pit in the middle of nowhere, 32 Avenue to 204 Street and 204 Street to 28 Avenue.

Developers threw on some million dollar houses, gave them street lighting and they got it all.

All the while, people who lived across the street from that development died trying to get their 20-acre parcels developed into five-acre lots.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the right thing to happen with this council. I guarantee it won’t. I cannot wait for the next election.

J. Cartwright,


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