Sunbury Neighbourhood Association

the PROVINCE - June 05, 2006


'Listen to the People' over Gateway Project

Published: Monday, June 05, 2006
After reading about South Delta and the highway choices it faces, I'd like to acknowledge

Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon's ability to listen to the people affected.

It seems that no matter where you live in the Lower Mainland, at some time your community will come under attack from our own growth and needs.

Whether we like it or not, these changes and highways have to go through. But it is so important to keep those affected in mind and to listen to what they have to say.

The cost factor of doing the job should be weighed against the community and environmental impacts. And, if it costs more but is achievable, then the changes should be made.

This Gateway Project has more than 25 different groups currently opposing it -- and not just over the twinning of the Port Mann Bridge.

So thank you, Mr. Falcon, for seeing how important it is to

listen and remember when you said: "At the end of the day, it is less of a cost decision and more of just trying to strike the right balance."

Lynne Phelan,


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