PORT Metro Vancouver has had the last word after a test of wills with eagle-supporting protesters on East Esplanade. A nest that neighbours say has been used for two or three years was dismantled early Thursday morning before observers in the area got to work. The port has consulted with a biologist and plans to create an alternative nesting site in the area. The tree is in the path of what will be a re-routed Spirit Trail, part of the Low Level Road expansion project, and will now come down. Should PMV have figured out another way to make the Spirit Trail work?
"I'm in construction myself. Just coming from my standpoint, I need to pay the bills."
"Yeah. We should protect wildlife, especially in that area."
"I think they should keep it. There's not a lot of eagles left, so we should be preserving them and not messing with their habitat. . . ."
"No. The eagles are going to go somewhere else."
"I'm indifferent. I see both sides."