n reply to a letter in the Feb. 16 Sooke News Mirror by Elena Hoath, age 11.
Dear Elena, you surely are not the only person in Sooke cares that a “huge, grey, gross, wall went up wherte a grove of cedars once stood. Even though I’m about eight times your age, I never had the pleasure of eating my lunch under those lovely trees, but I too was shocked to see them cut down. I have, like you, been writing rather a long time for those promised decorative plants to up to hide its ugliness. I guess we shouldn’t hold out breaths though.
As to what was the municipality thinking when they allowed the wall to be built? Since about the time you were born our mayor and councils have been thinking of little else than turning Sooke over to the developers. The result has not always been as ugly as the wall that replaced those cedars; but their buildings have taken the place of such equally nice things as agricultural land and a very handsome golf course, for instance.
Thanks for noticing Elena.