Dunsmuir trail removal will deprive children

The sale of the Dunsmuir property by the University of Victoria, while benefiting the parties involved, will come at a great cost to the residents and especially students of North Saanich who hike to the separate, lower loop trail. They have been using this walking trail for many years for a single purpose: to be healthy.

The students at Kelset Elementary will no longer have free access to this natural forest. Our children spend less time in nature than we did, and even less time than their grandparents and great-grandparents. So what will be left for their children growing up in a time when the environment will be the No. 1 global issue?

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