At Alleged Site of Slayings, Cows Show up to Keep Property Taxes Down
At a card club in Coquitlam, players were talking last week about the small herd of cows that had just showed up on the Pickton Pig Farm, the alleged scene of the worst serial killings in BC history. Just enough, the players speculated, to qualify the owners for the cheaper property taxes afforded by agriculturally zoned land. And the land is getting more valuable by the day. Who would cover the cost to the taxpayers of the BC government funding Pickton legal fees, players asked.
Would developers get the land, and if so, for how much? Would any of it go back to the taxpayers? What's wrong with this picture? they asked each other, and who was getting the best hand in this deal?
As for the cows, they said, "Moo!"