This renter not the cause of North Delta decay

Whether you own or rent is not the issue on the maintenance of where you live

Re: “What’s happened to my North Delta?”, Leader letters, Aug. 2.

I am offended by the letter from Barb Jackson.

Whether you own or rent is not the issue on the maintenance of where you live.

Your own personal pride over where you live and in your surroundings is the issue.

We have lived and rented in North Delta for 30 years. Our yards and in fact, the total upkeep of both yard and home (with the exception of major house repairs), has always been maintained by us – not our landlords.

Our yards have been completely landscaped by us, from putting in lawns to flower beds.

Exception to the rule? Maybe, but we take pride in our surroundings and I am sure there are other renters who do too.

Our yards are as nice as some parks and there have been people who take pictures of our front yard, which probably a lot of home-

owners cannot say.

We lived on 116 Street for over 25 years and had the best-looking yard on the street.

We now live on 112 Street and I challenge Ms. Jackson to drive down 112th and pick out my yard, which I’m sure she will not have a problem doing.

Owner or renter, it doesn’t matter. What matters is one’s own pride in their surroundings.


Lana Toth, Delta

Surrey North Delta Leader

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