Protesters at a Worth More Standing forest march gathered along the Pearson Bridge on Terminal Avenue earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

Protesters at a Worth More Standing forest march gathered along the Pearson Bridge on Terminal Avenue earlier this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Old-growth forests loved and cherished

Clear-cutting forests shows with little to no concern for the ecosystem, says letter writer

To the editor,

Stop the cutting of our old-growth forests. Start the cutting of old-growth politicians, bureaucrats and excess government.

Stop the clear-cutting of our forests on such a massive scale, with little to no concern for the much larger ecosystem – animals small and large, foliage and wildflowers, etc. This only enriches the pockets of the already wealthy. Encourage smaller companies.

I grew up in an area where logging was the mainstay of the economy and am familiar with Vancouver Island’s forest industry. I have yet to meet a forestry worker on the front lines who does not love the forests. It is the people in the ivory towers who want more, bigger and better, thus increasing profits.

M. Armstrong, Nanaimo

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