Maybe time for change on mountain top

Duncan – Re: Replacing the cross on Mt.

Tzouhalem Let me play the Devil’s Advocate (probably an unfortunate phrase choice given the symbol we are discussing) regarding replacing the cross on Mt. Tzouhalem. Some points of view other than Christine Cumpstone’s advocacy for replacement might be:  the cross is a Christian symbol representing only one of many faith and belief systems in the Cowichan Valley.

placing large man-made objects on mountain tops, especially highly visible white ones, could be seen as visual pollution. Logging company radio repeater stations on mountain tops tend to be green and blend in with the surroundings.

the physical and mental benefits of hiking to the viewpoint would be in no way diminished by the lack of a large, white, man-made object there. A simple rock cairn with a plaque detailing the history of the site and a relief map showing distant mountain tops might be more useful

all things change. Maybe it is time to change the cross for something less intrusive, more modern, and more inclusive.

Keith Grey

Duncan