Letters to the Editor

Renters are part of the neighbourhood

Editor: This letter is in regards to the article (The Times, July 24) regarding the proposed rental development in Murrayville and the negative response by some members of the community.

They made comments such as “It could create a blight” and “They have no pride of ownership.”

Once again, renters get a bad rap.

I have rented a house in Brookswood for over 24 years. Drive down the street and pick my house from the prideful homeowners. You can’t. We may not own it, but we can still take pride in it.

There are many reasons why people cannot own their own homes, and they have to rent. But it is still their home. A neighbourhood should include everyone, not just property owners.

Bonnie Mackie,

Langley

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