A treeless city of houses, parking lots and roadways?

We don’t want a treeless city of houses

Re: ‘We must respect our natural environment’ (Letters, PQB News, April 4)

Thank you Murray Chantler for your excellent letter concerning the deforestation taking place in Parksville and area.

I concur with your comments. Despite letters of concern and presentations to Parksville city council, the elected officials, past and present, are deaf to the concerns expressed about how the development is unfolding.

By their decisions, the character and natural beauty of Parksville, where I live, is changing, and not for the better. Greed of developers and the city, a lack of imagination and diversity in architecture, a lack of aesthetics are a few of the characteristics of this type of development.

The result is increasing global warming, poorer air quality, lower quality of life, an increase in safety issues and irrevocably making Parksville into a treeless city of houses, parking lots and roadways.

Is this why people move to Parksville?

Elizabeth Salomon-de-Friedberg


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