People should take priority over trees

Dear editor,

I am perplexed by those who favour the extended life of a tree over the enriched lives of fellow human beings. The proposed Berwick extension can only be beneficial for Comox, both for the individuals who will be served by this award-winning business, and for the community as a whole. The town of Comox needs the value that such a development can bring to its downtown core.

I also value trees. But the Comox Valley has many trees and losing one well-lived specimen will not be such a tragedy compared to the community benefit of the proposed development.

Sometimes common sense dictates that we say “No” to those who shout “No!”

Janice Leonard



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