Letters to the editor should be no longer than 250 words and will be edited. Include your address (it won’t be published). E-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep opposing Site C

Good people can make terrible mistakes, and this is one, says letter writer

To the editor,

Like many of us I am disheartened by the new B.C. government’s decision to forge ahead with the Site C dam. Unlike some, I don’t think that makes Premier Horgan or the NDP MLAs bad people. But good people can make terrible mistakes, and this is one.

I don’t believe that, for reasons of accounting, we must destroy 100 kilometres of the Peace Valley, along with people’s homes and the rights of the West Moberly and Profit River Nations. If we have the billions of dollars to take the tolls off the Vancouver bridges, we have the wherewithal to save the Peace. It isn’t about money, it is about values.

I am old enough to remember when, in 1993, Mike Harcourt’s NDP government approved logging 80 per cent of Clayoquot Sound. If they had their way, the Clayoquot wilderness would now be gone. That it survives is because the public recognized a bad decision when they saw it. And fought it. So I support the First Nations’ court challenge and any other good schemes for countering the B.C. government’s screwed-up choice. Nothing new about that.

Bob Bossin, Gabriola Island

The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Crimson Coast Dance Society salutes African dance during Black History Month

Dancers from Mozambique, Rwanda and Cameroon to give demonstrations and lessons

Nanaimo Clippers, clad in Snuneymuxw jerseys, win in OT

BCHL team wins both its weekend games to stay in contention for first place on the Island

Nanaimo-bound ferry breaks down, but another available for service

Two sailings cancelled Sunday on Tsawwassen-Duke Point route

Air Canada will offer direct Nanaimo-to-Toronto flights again this year

Seasonal service will run from June until October

Nanaimo a capital city in the beard business – Wildman Beard Co.

Wildman Beard Co. gained early success with Nanaimo mill workers

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Woodlands proposed to house students during Cilaire seismic upgrades

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ plan awaits ministry of education approval

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Most Read