Letters

Pipeline sheeple a baaaaad thing

To the Editor,

Back in the day, when my wife and I were racking up 40 years of combined ocean-going merchant marine service between us, New Zealand was known for having a human population of three million along with 70 million sheep.

Presently their human population has risen to around 4.5 million, while the sheep population has declined to around 32 million.

We have recently wondered if a large number of those sheep have found their way to British Columbia.

The bleating is occurring in so many letters to the editor, blogs and in social media, with nauseating and erroneous repetition about “inevitable oil spills from tankers plying our pristine, wind-swept coastline”.

It would be nice if there were some facts to go along with the opinions of the two-legged bleaters.

Let’s hope BC’s silent majority will become more vocal, and support the Northern Gateway and LNG pipeline proposals, before the poutine really hits the fan.

Bernie Smith,

Parksville

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