Letter to the editor: Developing destroys

Little by little, acre by acre, day by day, we are losing the precious beautiful wild places that bring tourists to our area.

Little by little, acre by acre, day by day, we are losing the precious beautiful wild places that bring tourists to our area, and more importantly, animal habitat at a shocking rate. It seems if wildlife pose a problem to people in their search for natural food, they are more often than not shot, especially when they appear on the wild land we have stolen away from them.

I believe a subdivision on the Bricker Road area would be a total disaster as far as wild life is concerned.

I have heard visitors to our precious part of the world call it a paradise. And rightly so. But I think if real estate people get their way, paradise will be well and truly lost forever.

It seems that in order to develop, people first have to destroy, and we, as members of the human race, seem to be really good at that.

Florence Phillips

Fernie, B.C.