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LETTERS: Jobs, development and money seems to rule

Metro committee decision on South Campbell Heights disappoints

Editor:

Re: South Campbell Heights plan moves forward, Oct. 14

I am disappointed that Metro Vancouver and Surrey council did not consult with the Semiahmoo First Nation regarding the development of this important ecological area. This is totally unacceptable in this day and age.

To think a water source – the Brookswood aquifer – could be impacted is mind boggling, to say the least.

I see Surrey likes to tout saving trees. The deforestation and clear-cutting of so many areas is shocking. Every municipality carries that burden as clear-cutting seems to be the norm for new subdivisions.

We do not need this development here. Put it somewhere else, where it doesn’t impact nature, aquifers, an important water source. Once again, jobs, development and money seems to rule.

Consult again with all the stakeholders, including SFN, and remember that once it’s paved or bulldozed we can never go back.

Please contact your local politicians, do not let this unfavourable plan take place.

J.D. Balash, White Rock

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