Letter: City ought to follow in Great Bear tracks

Dear Editor,

Re: “Stumped,” News, Jan. 29 

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Applause for the Great Bear Rainforest conservation agreement reached last week which ensures protection for our BC forests. Envioronmental groups have helped achieve this important step for the province. Where are our city’s environmentalists?

Our mature trees in Richmond are a vital part of our environment as well. Do they not need protection? While everyone agrees to ‘save the environment,’ the cutting still continues, developers continue to profit, and city hall turns a blind eye.

Without the mature evergreen conifer trees holding the soil in place, heavy rains will flush the soil into the sea, the seas will rise, flooding the remaining land; pollution will increase, and the long, searing summer droughts will continue. In 50 years time Lulu Island will be a flat, windy, inhospitable desert, covered in empty hi-rise condominiums and monster homes where no one wants to live. It will become the ‘Doha’ (the capital city of Qatar) of the Lower Mainland. It is not too late to change that, but close....

Moreah Sinclaire

Richmond

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