Farmland should stay in Agricultural Land Reserve

A prudent buyer would have chosen to buy into the neighbourhood only after having considered what changes to the ambience would occur

It’s a drag that the Albergs may be successful in terrorizing the neighbours and the authorities into removing their Mount Doug Cross Road property from the agricultural land reserve.  I oppose the removal of any land from the ALR, anywhere, anytime.  Agricultural land on Vancouver Island is a treasure. Once it’s gone, it’s gone

I ask, if the cow farm has been a successful operation, is that not strong evidence that this is viable agricultural land that should remain in the ALR for future uses?

If, on the other hand,  the cow farm is not a viable operation (only the Albergs and their accountants know the answer to that question), then it will disappear soon enough, count on that.

To the neighbours I suggest, you bought your homes aware that there was ALR property nearby. A prudent buyer would have chosen to buy into the neighbourhood only after having considered what changes to the ambience would occur should  the land were returned to agricultural uses. Maybe you are living in the wrong neighbourhood.

Jerry Donaldson

Saanich