Nature is the real ‘gold mine’ we should all embrace
I do not want the proposed Ajax mine or any other mine situated in or around Kamloops.
I am not waiting for the “facts.”
I do not want the surrounding landscape horribly scarred, the trees and grasslands uprooted or the birds, animals and reptiles forced out or annihilated.
Kamloops is promoted as Canada’s Tournament Capital — a tourist destination.
It is bad enough we have to contend with the stink of Domtar.
Please do not add another abomination to the mix.
One less copper/gold mine in the world means nothing.
The Japanese have a term called “shinrin yokin.” It means “forest bathing.”
Doctors prescribe it relieve stress, anxiety and depression.
So, make the time, unplug the kids and leave your boom boxes, ATVs, rifles and beer cans behind.
Try walking through nature in silence. It is your natural home. It will welcome and heal you.
This is the real “gold mine.”