Letters to the Editor

Westside development ‘shameful’

To the editor:

Now that the tourists and out of town guests are here I felt compelled to write this letter after listening to comments made about West Kelowna while spending time among them.

Crass over-development and the blatant ‘raping’ of the hillsides of their beauty all for the developers’ gain; a few kilometres of ugly, non-creative concrete strip malls filled with mostly under performing retail stores; a hodgepodge of streets and a ‘beach area’ that is an embarrassment (see Peachland beaches for how to do it right) all intermixed with highway frontage that is an eyesore filled with billboards and unkempt properties.

A friend of mine from the Coast said that West(bank) Kelowna has earned the dubious title of “Surrey of the Interior.” It was shameful to hear that especially since we had the chance to “create our own new and unique identity” with the incorporation of ourselves as a town. Instead we waffle and hem and haw and let the dollar tell us how our town is going to be.

What a complete waste of beauty and uniqueness.

 

 

Steve Pierson

West Kelowna

 

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