Letters to the Editor

Nanaimo should seize opportunity at Duke Point

To the Editor,

Re: Nanaimo cited for incinerator shortlist, Nov. 26.

Nanaimo’s economy should not be solely dependent on the future of low-paying tourism jobs.

Will the city and the pork barrellers called the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation ever expand our industrial tax base?

Options are few for Duke Point. To miss any new industry offering to come here would just say to the world, Nanaimo is closed and only talks the talk. NEDC has shown me it thinks server jobs will keep young people from leaving town.

This waste-to-energy plant will open Duke Point to more business. Don’t blow this opportunity, please.

Neil Saunders

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