LETTER: Time to get B.C.’s economy moving

Re: In answer to the Feb. 3, 2016 letter to the editor “Industry needs to be held accountable” sent in by Michael Atwood.

Editor:

Re: In answer to the Feb. 3, 2016 letter to the editor “Industry needs to be held accountable” sent in by Michael Atwood.

I don’t know how long we have to go on about this.

It seems to me all the issues were addressed. You say you want to see more people working to make the community more economically viable, but then add that the government should employ hundreds of people to restore the health of the forests and so on.

The economic health has to depend on private companies supplying work for people, who in turn pay taxes and support local businesses for all their goods and services.

This, of course, has to be done within guidelines so as to protect our environment.

One other point, when the Mount Polley Mine spill happened, the media immediately referred to it as toxic waste.

There were no tests to back that up and there still isn’t.

Our mayor, Walt Cobb, also commented on this, I believe.

Is that what they call literary license? I call it misleading, or how about lying.

My wife and I are retired and I guess you could say, comfortable and secure, but I worry about our children and our grandchildren and their future if every time a pipeline or a mine, or whatever, is proposed the tree huggers come forward to shut it down.

I’m all for clean air, but we’ve got to get this province moving.

Carman Johnston

Williams Lake

Williams Lake Tribune

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