Did I hear this correctly? The government is looking to move Hope out of the Fraser Valley and align it with the town of Merritt because of a population imbalance of some 1,900 people in Boundary or Princeton.
I cannot support this proposal. How does changing the course of potential economic and social benefits for Hope, a town of some 6,000 people (more if you include the district and trading area) with Merritt to appease a numbers game over in the Okanagan make sense?
I, and many I talk to agree, Hope should be left alone and be a part of the Fraser Valley in all senses. Moving us back into the Canyon does not help us and I for one do not support the proposal simply to move numbers around the board.