An ‘insensitive and humorless cartoon,’ writes reader Kathy Johannesson.

LETTERS: ‘I would not call doughnuts progress’

Reader says Sooke seems to be progressing towards ugly treeless malls

Those of us who care about the beauty of our town are not all tree-hugging hippies as suggested in your insensitive and humorless cartoon (Opinion, July 24).

Regarding the News Mirror editorial of July 24 concerning the four beautiful old trees which so recently graced our town centre. You appear to be understanding the grief of those of us who were appalled at their loss, while “recognizing that the mall trees had to come down to allow for progress.”

We seem to be progressing towards ugly treeless malls which destroy the beauty and character of our town. Why does council not see this?

Metchosin has protection for it’s trees. It should be possible for us to have the same foresight. That could be progress. I would not call dougnuts progress.

Kathy Johannesson, Sooke

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