Comox Valley Regional District thanked for preserving trail

Dear editor,

I would like to congratulate the Comox Valley Regional District, especially directors Edwin Grieve, Jim Gillis and Bruce Jolliffe, as well as G.G. McClintock Enterprises Ltd. for the preservation of the Royston-to-Cumberland Trail.

This shows what can happen when a willing seller and local government get together for the benefit of the public.

We have lived in Merville for about 40 years and during that time have seen many trails and accesses closed off to the public as development proceeds.

It is extremely important that recreation and wildlife corridors be protected, as once they are gone they are lost forever.

Kudos to all those who made this happen. Hopefully, this sets an example for others to follow.

John Milne,



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