LETTERS: Clear views on Marine Drive

Editor:
Re: Vegetation clearing ‘to promote stability’, May 8.

Editor:

Re: Vegetation clearing ‘to promote stability’, May 8.

Having read your article, I feel it my duty as one of the ‘evil viewers’ on Marine Drive, to offer up an apology to Coun. David Chesney.

How dare I wish for the destruction of that vibrant rain forest that existed across the street.  Shame on me – shame!

My actions have probably added at least a degree or two to global temperatures.

How can I possibly expect that my ocean views be maintained just because I pay a premium tax for view property, put up with trains passing my bedroom window every night, listen to drunks swearing outside at 2 a.m., traffic jams at my door every sunny weekend….

What was I thinking when I bought this place? Who really needs to see the pier and Gulf Islands anyway?

While I’m at it, let me apologize for those evil people on Victoria for selfishly wanting speed bumps put in for their own benefit. Imagine  the shortened life spans of half the vehicles in White Rock from hitting those bumps at 50 klicks.

Also, there’s those selfish people on Martin, expecting us taxpayers to pony up for their sidewalk repairs. Shame on you – shame!

But, Coun. Chesney, you can take solace in the fact that when god takes his vengeance, I will be at the bottom of the pile when the bank gives way.

Alex Benekritis, White Rock

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In the last couple of days, the ‘hump’ has been extensively pruned, opening up gorgeous and inviting views of the pier, bay and rock for everyone – residents and visitors, pedestrians and motorists.

This is how White Rock should present itself, with our unforgettable icons.

Congratulations and thanks to White Rock mayor and council and the BNSF.

Peter Dunik, White Rock