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Fraser River

Canadian Geographic - - UNESCO -

I was very sad to read your re­port on the de­vel­op­ment along the Fraser River (“Delta Forces,” July/au­gust). These de­vel­op­ers are a curse. It’s a pity they don’t jump on the eco-band­wagon, be­cause then at least these ar­eas could be saved. I am sur­prised that the Tsawwassen First Na­tion is part­ner­ing with them, too. I have not been to the Riefel Bird Sanc­tu­ary since 2009, and even then I was rather dis­turbed by the view of cranes and tankers. What will hap­pen when they’ve driven all the fish away, or when ev­ery last blade of grass has been cov­ered over with houses, com­mer­cial malls and of­fice blocks? Canada is be­com­ing a place of in­ter­na­tional con­cern re­gard­ing some of its eco­log­i­cal mal­prac­tices. Some­thing has to be done to jab at the ribs of those re­spon­si­ble for such thought­less abuse of the nat­u­ral world. Sharon Smith Banff, Alta.

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