PENINSULA LETTERS: Save North Saanich

Let’s take back our community before it’s too late and save North Saanich from such destruction

The world is changing rapidly. Farmland is disappearing at an alarming pace everywhere. In North Saanich, where once were open fields there soon could be a sea of houses. But should industry, business and developers determine the future of our community?

We are being told we need affordable houses and houses for seniors, but are the developments now under construction affordable? Or for seniors? Such arguments are meant to blind our eyes and are nothing but a smokescreen.

We need a balance between busy city life and the rural countryside. However, if the city takes over our rural land then the balance is disturbed. The proposed densification of North Saanich is very short-sighted. It does not show respect for people nor the environment and would have a devastating effect.

Citizens have the right to be heard. However, the majority of North Saanich council ignores the clear wish of its residents, pushing through radical changes that encourage urban sprawl. These will lead to higher taxes, increased traffic and air pollution. Do we really want to destroy what we all love?

Let’s take back our community before it’s too late and save North Saanich from such destruction.

Hildegard Horie

North Saanich

 

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