Protection needed for historic area

The Priest Camp was established in 1845 and by the Heritage Conservation Act, anything older than 1846 is protected by law.

Dear Editor:

I am very pleased to see the article, Illegal trails removed, Summerland Review, Oct. 23.

This area is historical. The Priest Camp was established in 1845 and by the Heritage Conservation Act, anything older than 1846 is protected by law.

A park was established in 1998, 50 acres and 300 metres wide.

The Fur Brigade Trail Linear Park is a 4.10-kilometre trail from Priest Camp to the lookout. It is carbon dated at 6,000 years. The pyramids in Egypt are 4,500 years old.

These illegal trails not only destroy habitat and cause destruction; they are destroying the history of our area.

Mary Lou Dunn

Summerland

 

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