It’s progress

Re: “Is this progress?” Jan. 29 letter on tree-cutting at St. James Catholic church. Of course, it’s progress!

Re: “Is this progress?” Jan. 29 letter on tree-cutting at St. James Catholic church. Of course, it’s progress!

On the way to the park, you saw trees cut down. Aren’t the trees in the park enough? This is the city, where things get built.

This church group has been meeting in an elementary school gym for 20 years or more. Can you fault them for building?  For crying out loud, they’re not building a gang clubhouse.

I didn’t hear anyone complain when the group across the street built their place of worship and paved the place.  I didn’t hear many complaints when the new Walmart went in and all those trees were cut down.

Doesn’t the group in question here have a whole mess of trees on the south end of their property? Does that count?

If someone builds in the ALR – not good. If people build on Sumas Mountain – good. Keep ‘em out of the farmland, I say, and build in town.

B.C., by its coastal nature, has lots of trees everywhere. Does this mean that we can never cut them down?

Last time I checked, a major part of our economic base is forestry. That means cutting down trees.  I live in a house made of dead trees, and I’m sure that trees were cut down to clear a spot for my house, and I’m OK with that.

Since we moved in, we’ve planted 40 trees in our yard.

Thanks to Abbotsford for all the great parks in our town.

James Kampen, Abbotsford