JAN. 23 LETTER: Can we invest in the future?

I cannot see where the plans for the trail east of Grand Forks are going. All that money must be blinding.

Editor:

Re: Paving project proposed from Grand Forks to Christina Lake (story, Dec. 5 issue of the Gazette)

I cannot see where the plans for the trail east of Grand Forks are going. All that money must be blinding.

Instead of planting trees alongside the trail, which would provide shade, temperature reduction, bird refuge, colour, mulch for the precious land (yes, land is precious), you want to lay another blooming layer of concrete, and no doubt, many applications of poisonous herbicides to keep it all nice and sterile?

Can we invest in the future by planting and not once again by exterminating for a change?

Angelica Herlihy, Grand Forks