Protect Royal Roads land for the future

Re: “DND to dispose of Royal Roads green space,” Jan. 4.

I read the article with alarm. As a longtime resident of Colwood currently living nearby in Metchosin, I am one of countless residents who have enjoyed the magnificent greenspace the Royal Roads land affords us all.

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While the article indicated that future development of the property is not a foregone conclusion, any change in the status of this property should adhere to the principle that this unique stand of old-growth forest in the heart of a municipality be protected for the enjoyment of all citizens for generations to come.

Bill Parker


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