Criticism over the city’s clearing of a portion of the White Rock hillside are unfounded

LETTERS: Others’ views are their business


As with many others in the White Rock, South Surrey area, I was curious to see what damage had been done to the ‘Hump’.


I took a stroll down the promenade in White Rock last week. As with many others in the White Rock, South Surrey area, I was curious to see what damage had been done to the ‘Hump’.

I started at the east end, heading west. Nothing had changed.

I saw the bald-eagle tree – he was there – lots of other ground cover, lots of trees. I was beginning to think that some letter writers had formed a club to fool all of us.

Finally after two-thirds of the way, there it was, all cleared.

I could see the retaining wall that the city wanted to be able to see. I did not realize that it was so high.

All the big, mature trees were there. It looked beautiful. In a year’s time, all the undergrowth, blackberry bushes, will be back. So what is the big deal?

The people in the condos across the street on Marine Drive have gotten back the view that the city prides itself on and which they paid dearly for. The city has beautified an area which is a big tourist draw.

Now if we can just get the boy scouts down there to clean up the rest of the garbage, all will be well.

It always amazes me how people will get all emotional about trees that block other people’s views or that are in their neighbour’s yard.

Frankly, it is none of your business.

John Bootsma, White Rock



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