The proposed casino reflects both a lack of vision, and also the ever more evident neglect of South Surrey.
North Surrey has, or is going to have, SkyTrain, a new world class library, a new city hall and an ever-growing SFU satellite campus. South Surrey is getting a casino?
What future are we providing for the ever increasing South Surrey population? Instead of a casino, why not a UBC satellite campus with a world class aboriginal centre, to name just one possibility.
I have great respect for Surrey's mayor Dianne Watts, but her council needs to recognize its preoccupation with the problems of the Whalley area is leading to a neglected and alienated South Surrey.
White Rock council's recent statement that the proposed casino is not their concern is puzzling, and probably just another indication that the small contrived boundaries of this city no longer make any geographical or political sense.
The casino is a bad idea, and needs to be rejected. There are many far more innovative projects we should consider. Let's leave a worthwhile legacy for the future children and citizens of this beautiful area.
Mike Bickerton White Rock
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