Housing Out On A Limb
The real estate housing market has been big news nationally as well as here in the Peace Arch City. When you drive down almost any street these days you see either a real estate agency for sale sign or a major housing developer's mini billboard proclaiming their fantastic housing development now underway with only 5 home sites remaining. On the other hand, real estate agents have been saying that the new and used markets have been really "soft" this year. Still, there are optimistic expectations about this year's potential although it may be hard to exceed last year's record sales.
Animals too have their own housing dilemmas. Rabbits with a strong self image may want to abandon last year's hole in the ground for something new, possibly on a grassy knoll with a view of the harbor. Coyotes and foxes may need a bigger den with planned family additions this year. Their needed food supply may also be a much more difficult problem as vacant land and forest areas are being developed by local humans. With fewer available tree branches many birds may have to reconsider using last year's nest, such as this available unit on H Street, near the high school.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.