Out cycling this morning I took myself off from Yale road onto Quarry Road on the north side of Mount Shannon (Little Mountain), for the first time in a couple of weeks. I was in for a shock. I, of course now remembered that there had been a report in your newspaper about this, but to see the destruction up front is quite an eye opener. I don’t blame the workers responsible. They are just doing their jobs as decided by a developer. But this rape of the mountain is just unforgivable.
Clearly humanity has failed completely to learn that it has to live in harmony with nature, the world around us, and not try constantly to confront, control and master it for the sake of profit.
I assume that the plan is to construct homes where the mountain and forest has been cleared. As the whole of this area faces north it is naturally dark, damp and cold having a mountain right behind and seeing no sun. During summer the situation will be little better. Good luck to future owners for their power bills are going to be high and there will be no sunshine coming through their windows. But why should the developers care, they’ll be long gone by then probably dynamiting more of the Fraser Valley’s hillsides.