Letter: ‘Dragon’ threatens Brookswood

Dear Editor,

Well, all of our worst fears have come to light.

The Five-Headed Dragon (the majority of the Township council) has voted “in favour” of starting to chop and bulldoze Brookswood – as we know it today – ahead of an updated Official Community Plan.

The Five-Headed Dragon (we now know who the puppet master is pulling the strings) voted to let a developer (who gave money to all five’s campaigns last election) start building in Brookswood-Fernridge against the majority of the residents’ wishes.

We, who actually live in the area, knew this was coming, no matter how much money and time the Township spent of our tax money on public open houses, engagement meetings, mayor’s standing committees, community planning teams, graphs, signs and public hearings, that the Five-Headed Dragon was just going to ignore our letters, emails, delegations, and online communications, and do whatever the developer wanted.

Why would a publicly elected council do this?

Why would people we elected go against what we want and feel is right for our community?

Why would it be the same five people on council always voting the same way when it comes to developers’ wishes?

The mayor and council may as well cancel all public engagements, fire Modus (the hired guns to put a professional spin on this B.S.) and cancel anything that has to do with listening to what the public (not absentee land owners) actually want for our neighbourhoods.

Scott Thompson,




Just Posted

Aldergrove remembers generous spirit of John Jones

Aldergrove Athletic Park soccer field to be named after community leader

Field renamed to honour champion of Langley soccer

The public is invited out to a naming ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Aldergrove Athletic Park.

‘Respected’ teammate asked to lead Langley-based Vancouver Giants

Jared Dmytriw leadership on and off ice drove decision to put a ‘C’ on his jersey, coach said.

VIDEO: Young Langley singer shoots to dethrone veteran musician

Winners will be announced Oct. 21 at the Hard Rock Casino, and several Langley artists are hopefuls.

Police raid Langley home in search for ‘extremely violent’ murder suspect

Several law enforcement agencies were at a Willoughby home, hunting for a man charged with murder.

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Aldergrove Totem Nation: A Nation, A Community

Aldergrove Community Secondary School writing students talk about ‘connecting’

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

VIDEO: Woman files complaint over treatment of cat with two broken legs

Ariel Johnston of Abbotsford says her pet was sent home without pain medication

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Most Read