Editor, The News:
Kudos to Dean Cousins for speaking up for Gord and Mary Robson and Heather Hills golf course. (The News, March 12).
I am not a close friend of the Robsons.
Nor am I a political person.
I just like the Robsons. There, I’ve said it.
I remember serving Gord and Mary and Bill Hartley pints at the old Billy Miner in the late 1980s and there was no shortage of lively political discussion.
When I worked with the chamber of commerce, Mary brought in their sons to volunteer for litter pickup in their neighbourhood under the Adopt A Block program. I saw both Mary and Gord at countless functions supporting various causes.
I have spent years walking dogs and riding horses around their property and I know they make great neighbours. People were always polite, friendly and enjoying a beautiful setting. I doubt if many other golf courses would be so friendly to horseback riders and/or dog walkers in their area.
To me it seems like Gord is still paying for suing the District of Maple Ridge himself once upon a time.
The idea of the Robsons selling and moving because of this makes me really sad because to me, the Robsons are a huge part of the culture in Maple Ridge.
Love him or hate him … Maple Ridge wouldn’t be Maple Ridge without Gord Robson.
I hope you change your mind and don’t move.