Area H residents want to keep their rural lifestyle

Area H resident Eileen Campbell was shocked to learn the Town of Ladysmith is looking to expand into Area H.

I have recently read an article by Mary Marcotte, Area H Director for the CVRD, regarding the municipal boundary expansion in Area H. Upon inquiring further, I am shocked to learn that the Town of Ladysmith is looking to expand into Area H north of the Diamond.

As a resident of the Diamond for more than 25 years, I have enjoyed the rural lifestyle that the Diamond has to offer.

We have already lost land on the east side of the highway to industrial business. If the Town decides to go forward with this, we as Diamond residents will be completely surrounded by the Town’s borders. It will be inevitable at some point that we will be gobbled up by the Town, and the sad part is that we will not have a vote. I am almost certain our taxes will rise and we will probably not receive any new services for the tax increase. What has happened to our democratic process called voting? We live here because we want to maintain a rural lifestyle.

I will be notifying our [incumbent] MLA, Doug Routley, to see where he stands on this issue. I urge all residents of the Diamond to do the same. I would certainly hope that the Town would notify our director, Mary Marcotte, before making any decisions that would affect so many of the residents in Area H.

Eileen Campbell

Area H

Just Posted

Lumberjacks in Love on the cutting edge of woodsman theatrics

Navigate your way through the wilderness with some wild antics and well-crafted tunes

Ladysmith doctor rushed to help Hurricane Dorian victims days after his retirement

Potts was asked by Samaritan’s Purse to help at a field hospital in Freeport

Map on Elections Canada site sends voters to Cedar landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

Ladysmith breaks 22 year Tour de Rock fundraising record

Ladysmith’s rider Cassie Loveless said she was blown away by the community support

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

PHOTOS: Kipchoge becomes first runner to dip under 2 hours for marathon

Olympic champion and world record holder from Kenya clocks 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds

Most Read