What has been going on at Little Mountain?
In the last rays of sun in Sept/Oct 2014 the owner (BC Housing or Holborn?) did a complete site cleanup, consisting of cutting the grass, trimming the trees, covering their root systems with fresh sod, and removing the rotting orange fences which once surrounded them.
The old orange fences were erected to protect the trees from damage during a construction boom that never happened. Instead they rotted in place, year upon year becoming more weathered and decrepit. As unsightly as they were, they provided a visual reminder of how much time had elapsed since promises were made to rebuild Little Mountain Housing.
Cutting the grass at Little Mountain at the base of a tree once surrounded by orange fencing.
Little Mountain seems more park-like now that the orange fences are gone. What was once the first social housing project in BC passes slowly into oblivion.
Well…not completely…more to come.
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