Letter: Langley jobs created by industry are not minor consideration

Editor: Re: Council Concerned Brookswood Aquifer is at risk (the Times, April 28).

Petrina Anason’s comments in the article are a bit concerning. If, in fact, she spoke those words, she said, “the industrialization in the Southern Campbell Heights area has ‘no benefit’ to the Township of Langley, aside from some employment and that ‘the potential is for the residents there to bear all the risks,’” Petrina — (that is) very poor representation from a Township of Langley councillor.

The comment, “aside from some employment,” may mean nothing to you, as you sit on a council position with guaranteed wages, benefits and pension from tax payer-funded money, but for those who are just trying to survive, those jobs mean everything in a province where poor employment and low wages have always been dismal.

Perhaps think twice before you dismiss people who are employed by those industries and really research the aquifer issue. Are the residents just blowing steam because their pastoral residences are being inhabited by commercial industry? Those employers provide jobs. There always needs to be a balance.

Sandra Steffan


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