Letters to the Editor

Might be eco issues at play here

Amid public concern, BNSF announced last summer it had hoped to replace the Little Campbell trestle before 2014. - File photo
Amid public concern, BNSF announced last summer it had hoped to replace the Little Campbell trestle before 2014.
— image credit: File photo


Re: Delay might be disastrous, Jan. 21 letters; Governments should step in, Jan. 30 letters.

While I prefer to only write about what I know to be fact, I am going to go out on a limb and speculate about this one.

Hear me out!

The railway company that owns the bridge wants to increase train traffic through our area – trains that will carry coal, God knows what else and everything else that comes with it.

However, they can’t increase this traffic till the trestle has been upgraded and that trestle is on First Nation land (Train trestle replacement still awaits, Jan. 16).

I assume the Semiahmoo band knows this full well.

I also assume the band cares about our local ecosystem way more than we give them credit for.

What if the Semiahmoo First Nation is actually using this unique situation to do something very important?

What if they are stalling things long enough in a desperate attempt to buy the rest of us the precious time we need? Time crucial to have even a hope of winning the battle against the coal trains and whatever else they will attempt to push through.

What if…

Stacey Marton, Surrey



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

One last holdup on B.C. railway tracks
Feds appeal medical marijuana injunction
Township recognizes Aldergrove Legion with special proclamation
The Bateman Strategy: Killing TransLink and the regional vision
COLUMN: Just say the ward
COLUMN: Grits face a tough run in Surrey
Back Country Horsemen of B.C.
Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
Ride-sharing company spooks taxi firms

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.