Reconsider Glen Valley land sale

Editor: I find it very disturbing that my mayor and my councillors have decided to sell off a long growing historical forest to purchase a short termed recreational facility. That recreational facility will never last as long as that forest has. To destroy that forest for any purpose is folly.

I live in Fort Langley and have since 1973.

At that time there were no skating rinks. The one pool we had was an outdoor pool that still exists today.

At that time Aldergrove had a skating rink we, but in the Fort, had none.

We Fort Langleyites waited many years for a skating rink and an indoor pool.

My bottom line? Saving that forest in Glen Valley will allow the children who would now use a new recreational facility built in Aldergrove to visit a real virgin forest, and enjoy.

When those kids, who will use that new recreational facility, have children, they too can visit and see big trees like they have never seen before, anywhere.

Those trees will be in Glen Valley, just around the corner.

Aldergrove residents — you may have to wait a little longer but think of the benefits of that. In two years, a brand new facility with all the new technologies of pool structure, new facilities, brand new. And still a forest your grandchildren can enjoy.

Sweet. It will be sweet. Very sweet.

I implore my mayor and councillors to reconsider.

Gary Davis

Fort Langley

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