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Letter: Cannabis shop replacing this New West thrift store would be bad planning

Proposal up for council decision soon
RCH Thrift Shop 2
This Sapperton unit currently occupied by the Royal Columbian Hospital Auxiliary's New To You Thrift Shop is the proposed site of a North Root Cannabis shop.


As a resident of Sherbrooke Street one block from the RCH Auxiliary store, I am angry to hear a pot shop could be displacing the Royal Columbian Hospital Auxiliary thrift store.

This is across the street from a park, church and RCH and sends a deplorable message regarding health and wellness and community values.

Pot shops attract high-volume traffic and frequently see patrons “sparking up” outside on the street.

I’m not opposed to pot shops, but not in this location.

Very bad planning.

Steve McNamee, New Westminster