Opponents are not troublemakers

Mr. Siebring, in his letter to the editor, made a statement which is not true and to which I object very strongly.

Re: “Councillor doesn’t want to tempt fate“, (Citizen, Dec. 21)

Mr. Siebring, in his letter to the editor, made a statement which is not true and to which I object very strongly.

My husband and I are not troublemakers, which he suggests. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are, however, part of a group of citizens who are extremely concerned about the ecology and environment of Quamichan Lake and the surrounding area.

Not one of us objects to a development on Donnay Drive. We do object to the proposed density, the reasons for which Mr. Siebring is well aware. When we bought our home in 1978, we built up a very large vegetable garden, which kept us, family and friends supplied throughout the year.

Following the unwise decision council made to permit a golf course to be built above our home, the logging resulted in our garden now being under water for much of the winter. This is a result of lack of vision by the planners.

When I first moved to Maple Bay Road in 1962, the lake was our only source of water. How things have changed.

My husband and I want all parties to be satisfied, but not at the expense of taking away the small piece of paradise we have now and the probable destruction of a jewel in the Cowichan Valley.

I would ask Mr. Siebring, as well as municipal employees, to look further ahead than they are doing.


Ceri Newman

Maple Bay

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