I am very much against Hope being put into a district with Merrit, etc. as it makes little to no sense. Hope's interests are more in line with those of the Fraser Valley (Chilliwack, Abbotsford), with many people from Hope having to go to Chilliwack or Abbotsford for doctors or to do any kind of shopping. The new proposed district essentially cuts Hope off from the rest of its new district for months at a time as the Coquihalla Summit is treacherous at best for large parts of the fall/spring and all of the winter. Hope is also gearing up to deal with an influx of people, as Vancouver expands and more people have to find more places to live. Hope needs to have a say in this development pressure, which it will not have if we are not in the same district as others also responding to the pressure. I believe this proposed district change is short-sighted and poorly thought out and be extremely detrimental to our already struggling small town.