You don’t have to live with it

It's easy to support a coal mine that's miles and miles away

The fundamental flaw of Mr. Alf Randall’s stone-age philosophy is that his home is not located in Fanny Bay and he and his family do not rely on Cowie Creek water sources for clean drinking water.

Mr. Randall does not rely on being employed by the shellfish industry directly below where the coal tailing ponds will leach their toxins into the ocean that forms this industry.  If Mr. Randall’s drinking water source was threatened would he just sit there and let it happen?

Yes, coal mining happens, but who in their right mind thinks of putting one above a shellfish industry? What kind of person has the audacity to judge those who are trying to protect their basic human rights? .

Government strategies for Canadian land use should be adapting to prepare to meet food and water security basics that have already been addressed globally as a major threat in the near future.

The people of the Comox Valley are not expendable. We need to stop exploiting our resources and start making better choices by utilizing them to benefit all, not just the few who don’t even live here.

Stacey Gaiga

 

Port Alberni

 

 

Just Posted

Regional District of Nanaimo to webcast board and committee meetings

Viewers can tune in to watch the regular meetings in real-time

Nanoose Bay carver goes all-in on projects

Bellis creates eight-foot totem as Christmas gift for wife

Oceanside RCMP auxiliary officer earns top honour for volunteer work

Dally presented special award by Island Commander

‘A really kind person’: Parksville’s Nick Major remembered by instructor

Outpouring of support in the days following death of young man

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

Vancouver Island man wanted after walking away from halfway house in Victoria

Warrant issued for Jesse Goodale, convicted of aggravated assault

Vancouver Island teacher suspended for professional misconduct

Grade 8 shop teacher admits to use of vulgar language and profanities toward students, parents

Northern B.C. double homicide, suspicious death: A timeline of what we know

Two teens from Port Alberni are now wanted Canada-wide in connection to the three deaths

B.C. wine industry legend Harry McWatters dies

Among his accomplishments, McWatters founded the province’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

Tourism Nanaimo invites celebrities to sample ‘real’ Nanaimo bars

Tourism organization creates video, invites actors Seth Rogen and Dan Levy to visit

Most Read