Dear Editor, I live in one of the most beautiful parts of South Langley, where we have the luxury of having a substantial number of trees giving us both clean air and shade.
But unfortunately, that has now changed. A nearby property was recently sold and the new owner took it upon themselves to decimate it by clear-cutting a large stand of trees, changing the neighbourhood forever and displacing the animals that called that stand of trees home.
Fernridge area residents were recently sent questionnaires concerning possible future development of Brookswood, but nothing was mentioned about Fernridge being developed.
Those who clear-cut their property obviously don't respect their neighbours.
If it continues, South Langley will eventually look like the area of 192nd Street from 16th Avenue to 40th Avenue in Surrey, which has also been clear-cut, and large cement warehouse operations have sprung up. We know where the animals from that area went: dead on the side of the road! Where has the respect gone from our society that has allowed making money, be it tax revenue or profit from selling cleared land, more important than people and their neighbourhoods.
I guess, when it is time to elect a new mayor and council, we will have to look for candidates who have ethics, if they even exist anymore.
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