Letter: Fort Langley more than a suburb of Vancouver

Dear Editor,

I can only say what an absolutely abysmal view of Fort Langley M. Neilson presents [Animus only bar to better village, March 18 Letters, Langley Advance].

Is this really what he and proponents of denser development think is desirable, that we are a “bedroom community for Vancouver with dwellings in the million-dollar mark?”

That vision belongs to a speculator and developer mind set, not to someone who values the heritage and uniqueness this small village.

It is only because Fort Langley is already a vibrant tourist destination that it draws people who wish to cash in on its uniqueness.

The Township of Langley has a proud heritage, and is not a suburb of Vancouver, nor should we ever let that be forgotten by developers.

If there was a spur needed to keep fighting for respecting OCP’s and Heritage Guidelines in Langley communities, this dismissive appellation is it.

Hilary Ruffini, Langley

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