Loss of farmland for houses has reader ‘disturbed’
I am writing with regards to the drone photography shown in your November 2023 issue, showing where building will take place by Flato Developments. I was so disturbed by the thought of all those gorgeous green fields of production being stripped away to build a community of houses that will be unaffordable to most people.
You know that once it’s gone you can’t get it back. I think if overpriced houses are going to eat up beautiful fertile agricultural land, then where is all the food going to come from to feed people?
And what about other concerns, like doctors, nurses, veterinarians, schools, hospitals, PSWs, palliative care workers, and more. Our hospitals are at the brink now. Wait times at the Ross Memorial Hospital emergency room can be up to nine hours, no fault of the doctors and nurses.
They are run off their feet.
And they want to build all these homes for more people? It just doesn’t make sense.
And if Wally Nugent thinks for one minute that these inhabitants will add to the community, well I beg to differ. The next thing you know they’ll be shouting “Costco, Costco” and your small quaint town of Lindsay will have a new name of “Flatoville” and its charm will be lost forever, just like the lush green fields.
Rhonda Watson, Fenelon Falls