An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
ONE CAN’T BLAME developers for sticking to the rules. Question is, of course, whether those rules are always good enough.
City council received a committee report yesterday on its urban forest strategy.
The goal is to increase and protect the tree canopy on City-owned lands. So homeowners can get $50 tree coupons. Damaging trees on City property can be expensive — a Juniper Ridge resident was fined $27,000 last year for pollarding City trees to improve his view.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.