Pontiac needs better land-use policies

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I second C. Watson’s letter in the last Journal and add that it’s not just the

I second C. Watson’s letter in the last Journal and add that it’s not just the
Sixth Line in Bristol that’s suffering from unrestrained clear-cutting. It’s happening everywhere. While the original landowners shouldn’t be prevented from selling their property at the best price they are offered, it’s a shame old family farms are not seen as valuable enough to preserve intact for producing organically-grown food. Already the pastures and hay fields have been flattened and bulldozed right up to the roads for chemically dependent GMO cash crops. Now the bush is doomed as well.
Never mind the loss of animal and bird habitat and the poisoning of the watershed, this drastic change affects the health and well-being of residents as well.
I appeal to our politicians to come up with some suggestions for more sensible alternatives to the current trend. 

Katherine Telfer
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC