Re: Can't afford to lose more farmland, letter to the editor, April 25
Now that we are all back from our winter breaks, spring breaks, etc., it is time to get back to the annual (perennial) theme of the future of South Delta, and Tsawwassen in particular.
Although I agree with the letter from Anne Murray in general, I take issue with the comment she makes about telling Stephen Harper that "this plan is not going to work." Unfortunately for all of us, this plan, and that of the developers, probably will work, and it involves nothing less than the complete paving of the Lower Mainland. They no doubt would pave over the river as well if they could!
South Deltans really have to take stock of this situation, to think deep and ask themselves: What kind of community do I want for myself, my children and grandchildren?
Do we want to retain our small town atmosphere, with access to seasonal fresh produce and the joy of viewing the migratory birds? Or do we yearn to be surrounded by mega-malls, high-rises, truck highways and cement parks, and the opportunity to purchase the cheapest food possible from China or Africa, as the developers and many politicians would wish?
I could say these changes are not due to be completed until about 2050, by which time I will have departed, but I am concerned about the legacy I leave. We all should be. This is a big year for our thinking caps.