Letter: Ambiance will be lost

Self-contained town of Sidney should remain as it is

Re: The proposed shopping centre across the highway at the airport.

I agree with Mr. Tanner, “where will the customers come from?”

When we moved to Sidney we boasted that we rarely drive our car. We have three grocery stores, three pharmacies, four banks and several clothing stores. All we could need for daily needs and all within a 10-minute walk from our condo.

I suspect several of these businesses will close and the majority of Sidney inhabitants will have to get in their cars and drive across the highway since the Pat Bay Highway will be an impediment to foot traffic.

Sidney is at present a unique self-contained town with a village feeling which attracts visitors from Victoria and elsewhere. All this could be lost with the addition of the airport shopping centre.

 

Nancy Turkington

Sidney

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