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UBC residents appeal to premier after losing hospice fight

"Women and children" face psychological trauma: opponents

Condo residents opposed to a recently-approved hospice that will be built next door to them at University of British Columbia have written a letter to Premier Christy Clark, asking her have the decision reversed. Residents — many of them are of Chinese heritage — say that they believe the 15-bed facility will bring “ghosts” to the area. Others have accused them of worrying only about the possibility of declining property values.

In the new letter, which was sent to the Vancouver Sun, residents report that nearly three-quarters building’s owners are opposed to the hospice. They also claim that the controversy is harming their health.

“Do you know some residents, as a result of the proposed hospice, have been diagnosed to have worsening medical and new psychological conditions that need professional help?” they wrote in their the letter to Clark. “Women and children too have been affected.”

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