Palladian and Buttertubs Marsh
Anyone who has hiked around Buttertubs Marsh recently will have noticed the housing project currently under construction by Palladian Developments Inc on the eastern side of the park. Nanaimo City Council has just approved four-story condos at the very edge of the pristine Linley Valley, and the same lot are actively promoting massive urban sprawl in the Cable Bay area. It's sad to see this sort of thing along the perimenters of our most precious city parks and natural areas, and it makes one wonder just whose interests our elected officials are serving. Throw the rascals out in November, I say.