The biggest change in Porter Creek?
Condos. And lots of ‘em.
Laura Dyck, a resident of the Baranov Trailer Courts, calls them, “hideous.” Her boyfriend, Mack Smith, concurs: “They're all the same."
Jody Butler Walker, Rob Walker and Nathan Butler Walker live in an older home that backs onto a greenbelt being turned into a massive new subdivision. “We used to have walking trails that went all the way to the river,” laments Jody.
A few blocks away, Rob Balla and his wife Jackie recently finished building a new house in the neighourhood they both grew up in. “This used to be our playground,” he said. “Now look at it.”
Photos (clockwise from top left): (1) Rob and Jackie Balla built their new house right next her childhood home, where her parents still live. Rob’s parents recently moved from Alberta into the suite downstairs. (2) Nathan Butler Walker grew up in the house that his parents, Jody Butler Walker and Rob Walker, have owned for 15 years. (3) Mack Smith and Laura Dyck have lived in this unique mobile home in the Baranov Trailer Park for almost 2 years. (4) 17-month-old Larissa Zhang and her family moved into one of Porter Creek’s brand new condos shortly after she was born.
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