LETTER: Slide should be a wake up call

Johnsons Landing Gar Creek landslide should be a wake up call for the recent high end “gated community” development at Bulmer Creek.

Johnsons Landing Gar Creek landslide and resulting assessment devaluation should be a wake up call for the recent high end “gated community” development at Bulmer Creek.

Bulmer Creek is just a few kilometres north of Gar Creek and very similar. Very steep upper reaches with flatter benches as the creek twist its way down Mount Willet.

Some years back a good portion of this private land slid, above the public road just before Bulmer Creek crosses a public road.

Still, a few years later a local real-estate developer was allowed to develop 40 or 50 very expensive lake and near lake lots, basically lined up for a potential mishap.

Our various governmental bureaucrats and agencies in charge of public land and development should be laid off. They are overtly manipulated by the small fortunes that real estate developers glean from commission on high end recreational developments.

We are wasting vast amounts of tax payer money paying provincial agencies that in the end most often do as the powerful real estate agent bids. Perhaps real estate developers could put up a bond to protect the investments of their wealthy clients?

 

Tom Prior

Nelson

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