Letters to The Province: Adequate infrastructure required earlier than housing might be expanded

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Re: These 10 B.C. municipalities at the moment are required to hit housing targets

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I discover the emphasis by the federal Liberals and notably our B.C. NDP on increasing housing in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to be totally unsuitable. We would not have the infrastructure to service our current inhabitants. Fraser Well being is years behind in offering satisfactory medical doctors, nurses and beds. This impacts your complete inhabitants of the world and is far more important for taxpayers. The varsity programs in Surrey and Langley are additionally properly behind in offering satisfactory lecture rooms for the present inhabitants. We additionally want to complete SkyTrain to UBC and Langley and doubtless on to Abbotsford.

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The residents of a free democratic nation reminiscent of Canada depend on their authorities primarily for 4 issues: legislation and order, well being care, schooling, and transportation infrastructure.

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It’s true we want extra housing, however it must be deliberate outdoors the Fraser Valley, and solely after there may be adequate infrastructure within the space. The current strategy of encouraging housing earlier than we’ve the infrastructure to assist it solely results in the issues famous above.

All housing besides low-income supported housing within the Fraser Valley ought to be frozen till there’s a long-term plan and funding for well being care and schooling.

David Nielsen, Langley

Re: Dashing motorcyclist might lose bike to civil forfeiture: Surrey RCMP

Studying {that a} dashing motorcyclist might face civil forfeiture is a step in the fitting path, however I must see it realized to consider it. Society and its legal guidelines are exceedingly tolerant of errant motorcycling behaviour, together with extreme velocity. The threats related to benign fines and non permanent impoundments are ineffective.

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One solely has to spend a while on the Sea to Sky Freeway to witness the madness of younger males on their sport bikes. Typically they trip in packs and repeatedly exceed the posted velocity limits to harmful ranges that put everybody round them in danger.

The notion of civil forfeiture is a definitive deterrent and ought to be significantly thought-about and utilized to the subset of repeat offender motorcyclists who replicate poorly on a mode of transportation that’s each professional and recreationally exhilarating.

Invoice Hubbard, North Vancouver

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