Cull speculators, developers

I hiked the West Coast Trail 21 years ago —  an unforgettable wilderness experience.

No other sign of human activity other than fellow hikers, except for a few first nations members from an unseen village prepared to replenish supplies for those whose planning for seven days or so of total self-sufficiency fell a bit short and the scenic Bamfield lighthouse toward the end of the trail.

Bad enough that the nearby Highway 14 compromises the illusion of being totally out of touch with civilization without having clumps of cottages together with their inhabitants close to the trail. To even seriously consider the developer’s proposal is sacrilege.

The composition of  the reconstituted Land Use Committee for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area is akin to setting the fox among the chickens. I pray that Mike Hicks, our regional director, will listen to those of us  very concerned with what is proposed.

With respect to those daring to infringe on our rural and wilderness areas, I propose that we do not cull the deer, cougars and bears, but the land speculators, contractors, developers and real estate agents who want to make a quick buck at the cost of losing a treasure forever.

Byron Tweedy

Otter Point

 

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