Price of progress in Fort Langley may be too high

Editor: Has Fort Langley sold out? I’m hiding in my house right now, drinking my morning coffee I would normally drink on my front porch in beautiful Bedford Landing. It’s too crazy out there. A movie production has turned my front space into what looks like a movie set from MASH.

There are numerous trucks, people eating breakfast, one doing yoga, just a whole mess of stuff going on. It might be interesting if it were the first time. This scene has increasingly been played out over and over throughout Fort Langley — but I guess that’s progress.

Our town is teeming with construction for the new frontier — progress. Quaint homes are being bulldozed and beautiful big homes worth well over a million are taking their humble place. Illegal and legal suites are constructed to offset the costs —  more progress. Has this story been told before in a land not too far away and untouchable by the vast majority — Vancouver?

I love the town I have called home for over 20 years. I think we have reached nirvana. I just think its time to ask what the people living here want — not what big biz and politicians dictate. After all, we are paying taxes equivalent to Vancouver east properties. Progress is overrated.

Maybe we just want a nice place to call home and enjoy a cup of coffee on our own, semi- affordable porch.

Susan McClain,

Fort Langley

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