Public Input Received
The following is input and submissions gathered by the commission through public hearings held during April and May 2015. To view previous input received, click here.
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    Peter Reus, Abbotsford
    2015-05-08

    As inhabitant of Sumas Prairie, our family is opposed to be bound to Chilliwack as proposed by you. The District of Sumas was amalgamated with Abbotsford in 1972 and has strong ties with Abbotsford in many aspects including community ties, much less than with Chilliwack. A huge influence is Sumas Prairie as a land reclamation, controlled by Barrowtown Pump station. The Abbotsford farming community, Upper Mountain lands, Sumas river, cost and benefits are very much tied together. It was controlled many years by (formerly) the Abbotsford Dyking and Drainage Committee, and has a lot of know-how, not available in Chilliwack.



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