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LETTER: Plan makes no sense

The government is proposing to revoke Natural Areas designation on approximately up to 0.72 acres (3,067 m2) from the Royalty Oaks Natural Area in East Royalty.
The government is proposing to revoke Natural Areas designation on approximately up to 0.72 acres (3,067 m2) from the Royalty Oaks Natural Area in East Royalty. - Government of Prince Edward Island

The idea of paving Royalty Oaks to give a lot of polluting, noisy traffic another turn lane is about on a par with, say, planning to sink P.E.I. beneath the strait in order to increase fishing licences. In other words, it makes no sense.

Royalty Oaks is a small but real treasure for naturalists, poets and anyone who would rather not live in purgatory.

What is this insane ambition to make Charlottetown more and more like those hellish places where Islanders would rather not live — Toronto, Montreal, Halifax?

In Prince Edward Island, we value trees, heritage, clean air, things like that.

I am utterly opposed to the destruction of Royalty Oaks. When I lived in the neighbourhood many years ago, it was my place of sanity, my place to escape from the insanity of a world that had no sense of values, and my reassurance that in P.E.I., I was not alone in valuing beauty and ancient trees.

I suppose someone thinks there is a need for that extra traffic lane. You do know that individual gas-guzzlers are on their way out? Why not just wait and let them go?


Sharon Leighton,
Bedeque

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