A change in the road near Darke Hall and the construction of the new Conexus Credit Union headquarters in Wascana Park continues to upset people.
A group called ‘No Business in the Park’, held a protest on Wednesday as trees started getting chopped down.
Protester, Lorraine Weidner said nobody was given notice about when the trees would be cut and finds it quite upsetting as she believes there should have been transparency.
“We thought it was necessary to have an emergency gathering here because we didn’t know exactly when Conexus was going to start taking down the trees,” she said. “They did it showing little respect to the public, they could have let us know.”
Weidner said every time her group holds protests and hands out pamphlets, many who take notice are shocked.
“They say ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know that was happening! How could they do that to a park?’,” Weidner said.
According to the group’s pamphlet, Conexus told them there would be a total of 109 trees taken down.
Weidner believes that doesn’t count the bushes or smaller trees and expects the number of trees lost well above 109.