To the editor,
Re: Crews put out one of the first blazes of this wildfire season, May 23.
A wildfire was started by a developer who had a permit. There should be no open fires at all during this hot weather. No permits issued. No exceptions. Developers can plan around not burning for the summer season. The developers’ wish to pursue clearing, burning and building must be weighed against the safety of the public and the environment.
What level of disaster will it take for this to become law? It needs to happen now. It could be the first practical action in council’s commitment to the environment.
Sandy Bell, Nanaimo
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