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LETTERS: Turning Point is wrong for Ash Street

I came to a public conference held two Saturdays ago the by Caring Citizens of Richmond in appreciation of the support from residents opposing Turning Point’s 32-bed institution proposed on Ash Street and celebrating Richmond as one of the most livable cities in the world. I was really impressed by the professionalism and harmonious atmosphere of the meeting.

During the hour-and-a-half conference, I witnessed a warm-hearted volunteer team comprised of fathers, mothers, professionals, people from all walks of life—all ordinary taxpayers. All the speakers presented their views really well and clearly why a 32-bed institution is wrong for Ash Street from the perspectives of city’s rezoning guidelines to safety issues.

The message is clear, though, as compassionate people as they are, they will stand together to preserve the nature of our community and to help maintain our city as one of the world’s most livable communities.

Like most other Richmond residents, I am an immigrant Canadian.My family and I chose to come to Canada for a better life; we chose to settle in Richmond for “the cleanliness, safety, multicultural spirit, and warmth of this rich and harmonious city” as stated by one of the speakers, Dr. Wang.

Please keep it that way.

Leonid Stasyuk

Richmond

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