Save the trees

Just because the municipal election is over doesn't mean that residents can let complacency prevail.


Just because the municipal election is over doesn’t mean that residents can let complacency prevail. Guess what folks? The new council hasn’t even been sworn in yet and the Creekside forest property in Aldergrove is already up for sale. If you haven?t heard about this property before, it is the last standing forest that the Township owns in Aldergrove. The only other forest is privately owned. In the Official Community Plan a portion of it was designated for educational/recreational use. Sound familiar, Brookswood?

New council members haven’t even signed on the dotted line and Township land is already up for sale. Without the council being sworn in, one has to ask whose agenda it is to recklessly throw away a naturally intact ecosystem for 20 housing units.

The clock is ticking but there’s still time to preserve this forest land. Some of us have vision that goes beyond the mighty dollar. If you are “one of those people” I urge you to stay informed. Go to the Aldergrove Neighbours’ Facebook page. Aldergrove’s trees today could be Brookswood’s trees tomorrow.

Dan Sloan, Brookswood

Just Posted

LETTER: Interurban ideas based on nostalgia not modern passenger needs

Fraser Valley Regional District needs to be included in the planning, a Langley man contends.

Man with gunshot wound walks into Langley hospital

Multiple police units responded to report

PHOTOS: Aldergrove Fair kicks off with 10th anniversary show n’ shine

The 107th annual Aldergrove Fair kicked off with some showy vehicles on… Continue reading

Gymnasts compete for spot on national team in Langley

Young and elite level gymnasts were competing at the LEC

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Former Fernie Ghostrider re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Josh Teves has signed a two-year contract with the NHL team

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

BC Wildfire Service warns wet weather no reason to be complacent

Fire risk currently low for much of B.C. compared to same time over last two years.

Bank of Canada lowers qualifying rate used in mortgage stress tests

Home sales softened last year after the federal government introduced new stress test rules for uninsured mortgages

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Prime minister says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is open to ideas

Most Read