They’re paving paradise and putting up a parking lot

Dear editor,

Well they have managed to mow down all the trees at Lerwick and Ryan to make way for buildings and blacktop.

Dear editor,

Well they have managed to mow down all the trees at Lerwick and Ryan to make way for buildings and blacktop.

I wonder what those who bought in Crown Isle next to this development think. The view from their backyard used to include tall conifers and a view of the mountains — now just beyond the fence will be the backside of stores and parked cars.

On a nice day they will be able to sit outside and listen to the sound of car alarms, crying children, shopping carts with bent wheels scraping across the tarmac while enjoying the benefits that come with toxic exhaust gases enveloping their Sunday barbeques.

During the rest of the week they can look forward to tractor trailers and forklifts arriving early in the morning to supply the stores.

Do you think that maybe they’ve lost multiple thousands of value related to their home purchase?

No problem, though, I’m sure that the City has already made them a deal to compensate for the loss, right?

Doug Kerr,

Courtenay