When we bought our house here in Yellowknife, we knew there were plans to develop the neighborhood and that we’d be losing our fabulous backyard. We’d hoped though, that the developers would see all that sloping rock as too cost prohibitive and that they’d scrap the plans and we’d forever be free to play in the wilderness that stretches back from our deck.
No such luck. 😦
Phase VII of the Niven Lake Development is underway and they are drilling and blasting and the dust is flying. It’s an interesting process to see them “sculpt” the land in this manner, but still it’s disconcerting. Not only because the blasting shakes the entire house, but because we know the landscape is being changed forever.
On a lighter note, though we’re dipping down into negative temperatures each night, spring has definitely arrived and we are REALLY enjoying the warmer weather. It’s so nice to be able to go out without having layers and layers of clothing on!