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LETTER: Protect the environment, don't destroy it

Editor: I have been watching the future proposed development of the Three Sisters Mountain Village for the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek areas for years now.

Editor:

I have been watching the future proposed development of the Three Sisters Mountain Village for the Three Sisters Village and Smith Creek areas for years now.

Ever since they have published their plans for this, I have been disappointed and appalled by the ignorance of its goal. As a resident of Canmore for a decade now, I grew up in this community, and have considered this my home, it is sad to see that plans like these are developed. 

The big issue about this is the fencing of the wildlife and the disparity of wealth this will create in the community.

The town’s resident has lived harmonious with the wildlife around here. Canmore is place for people to come to, to experience the beauty of nature and to fence the wildlife from exploring their natural habitat is heartless.

To even destroy their habitat to benefit the top one per cent is just cruel. Canmore already has an issue with not being able to afford to live here.

The town is being lenient over the increased van-life in town, and yet this development will just increase that. They are proposing for “affordable” housing that no average Joe can afford. All it does is make the rich even richer.

We all know that this development will just become a hub of second homes for all these rich and pretentious people.

Increased human traffic in trails will be present too. Canmore is already overcrowded enough during summer with everyone flocking our town.

We all have seen random man chasing elks for the sake of an Instagram photo, then blames the elk for charging at them? I don’t think the town needs more of that.

Lastly, protect the environment not destroy it.

Julio Razon,

Canmore