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Gospel Rock: ah, progress?

Editor: If one was sitting on the patio in Dundarave, sipping a mojito, one might say, yes, the Sunshine Coast is evolving. However, as a Coast resident of over 25 years, I beg to differ.

Editor:

If one was sitting on the patio in Dundarave, sipping a mojito, one might say, yes, the Sunshine Coast is evolving. However, as a Coast resident of over 25 years, I beg to differ.

The charm that was once this community - small, ruralesque, somewhat insulated from the mainland, nearly every face recognizable, if not known by name - was the attraction for most.

The historic sociological base that was the Creek - made up of hippies working their small gardens, the conscientious objectors from the south, young families, now into the next generation - is what made up much of the fabric that is this place.

But now, it's the big bucks, wanting to be bigger, that are in fact devolving that which we have held so dear over the years.

Were it not for the efforts of the few Donna Shugars, we'd have a Wal-Mart, and strip malls from Gibsons to Sechelt.

The sham that is the Gospel Rock "public input" not to mention the many other "improvements" that, as residents, we've had little voice in, haven't left much of what brought most of us here in the first place. Many do not think of this as evolution, but rather, exploitation. Ah, progress.

John Paulin

Gibsons

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