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Editorial spot on

Comments about our MLA and her athletic pursuits hit home

As they say, “ya goddit right, man.” (Re: John Harding’s editorial in the August 6 edition of The NEWS, ‘MLA by e-mail?’)

Your commentary Aug. 6 pretty well covers the situation.

We have a new (part-time) MLA who obviously has many admirable attributes which, in time, could be harnessed to a productive political career. But she will not succeed if her priorities continue to be outside the legislative chamber and constituency responsibilities. We need to see and hear her doing more than the athletes’ mouth-wide-open victory yell on the race track.

There is work to be done (E & N problems to be solved, a medical facility fully-suited to our local needs, the threat of local coal mining (and the broader subject of resources versus environment) , and on and on) which will not be advanced by the accumulation of more pretty “danglers” to hang on the wall at home.

F.H. Horner


Qualicum Beach