Letter: Small town becoming big city

Lake Country - I cannot believe all the town homes, condos, apartments and new subdivisions

To the editor:

As a resident of Winfield for 53 years and with four generations of family living here I feel I need to have my say in this small town about to turn into a hectic city.

I cannot believe all the town homes, condos, apartments and new subdivisions that are popping up in places I never would have imagined. I’m aware of the housing problem, also aware of our water issues.

When you drive along Dick Road, you see the old Youth with a Mission camp. A number of cabins are just sitting there rotting, or the mice have taken over. Maybe the District of Winfield should try to purchase it. Heck, maybe even demolish it and put up Winfield’s first 15/20 storey highrise.

I’m sure that will happen considering we have no heritage protection. Decades and century year-old homes are being demolished and huge single-family homes are being built.

Take a drive past Swalwell Park on the south side of the ball diamond and see development proposal signs. No ALR? And now selling like the Gable Beach Park. OMG!

Winfield was a good place to grow up in and raise my kids and now my grandkids. Too bad this small town is turning into a hectic city. Now two turnarounds and exits! If a big city is what you want then move to an already established one.

Don’t turn a small town into a city. Maybe the District of Winfield (I refuse to call this town Lake Country, cause I’ve never moved) should make it harder to rezone property, or extremely expensive.

To the district/developers thanks for pushing the locals/old-timers like myself out of the town I grew up in.

That’s what is happening. How sad for some to have to relocate to another small town.


Anne Green

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