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Concrete edifices replacing nature's bounty in Comox

December 18, 2012 · 12:06 PM
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Dear editor,

Re: Look of entrance to Comox will change after tight council vote.

When we moved here in 2007 it was the entrance to Comox that made us fall in love with the area.

The trees, flowers, deer and the sheer Old World simplicity made us think we had found veritable paradise.

This world of ours is fast becoming an ugly, violent place where even the lives of children have little or no meaning. This is only one symptom of the fast- paced, stressful environments we have created in the name of progress: it has all been done for the enrichment of bottom lines, not for the betterment of mankind.

As with Courtenay and the concrete jungle being created at Ryan and Lerwick, what we see now for the future of Comox is a series of concrete edifices replacing nature's bounty.

Tourists come here to enjoy the quiet pace of life away "from the madding crowd." Often, they end up moving here, thereby supporting our economy: where are they to go in the future?

Let's not be too eager to lose our uniqueness in an effort to appear 'cool' and 'up to date.'

Sometimes being a true visionary requires we look back into the trees rather than forward over the precipice.

These changes can only serve to weaken the infrastructure, destroy the habitat, create congestion, increase stress and force the migration of those looking for a vibrant, safe and peaceful place to live.

Gerry Dempsey,

Comox