LETTER: Slow the roll: we’re losing light industrial

Dear editor:

I just want to say [that I am] born, raised and still living on the North Shore.

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We need to slow down the construction happening and consider its long-term impact on people’s quality of life.

Tearing down single-family homes, that we actually need, and putting up four- and five-storey condos that take away our views of the city and the nature around us is not smart.

We are also losing longtime commercial/industrial spaces that employed people in trades and good paying jobs. This is not mentally beneficial for a lot of people.

Those of us who have lived here all our lives are not for high-density living and highrises. I want to see the mountains, the ocean, the sunrises and sunsets.
Has anyone driven along Third Street between Queensbury and St. Andrews lately? Has anyone been along the bottom of Main Street?

Slow the roll. Progress doesn’t equal better quality of life for all.

My taxes are not going down, even though the population is up.

Notice I didn’t even mention the constant non-stop traffic.

Shannon Murphy

North Vancouver

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