Letter – Caring people create change

Re: Enbridge protest shortsighted, Letters - Oct. 25 - 31

Caring people create change

Re: Enbridge protest shortsighted, Letters – Oct. 25 – 31

News Flash: The 3,500 folks who showed up on the legislative lawn last Monday are concerned about our environment. It was not an “anti-prosperity” protest, but rather an anti-exploitation (of our natural resources) protest. There are far more economical opportunities in creating “green” initiatives and promoting renewable and sustainable businesses than in pillaging the last few drops of oil from Mother Earth. If we kill off all our treasured sea-life, blackening our magnificent coastlines with crude oil, what would attract tourists to this jewel of the west? How does that bring in the money? Change happens when caring folks get off the couch and make a stand.

Nancy Raycroft,Victoria

 

Sowing seeds of job-loss fear

With the current shaky state of many national economies, our provincial and federal governments have become adept at sowing fear of lost job opportunities and economic ruin in individuals such as Mr. Perry whenever someone has the temerity to question the advisability of embarking on industrial projects such as the Northern Gateway Pipeline. The pipeline project will actually provide relatively short-term jobs in the construction phase, and few long-term pipeline maintenance jobs. For this we are asked to risk the huge economic (and environmental) loss of the north coast commercial and sportsfishing industries, and eco-tourism should a tanker spill bitumen during the treacherous journey through Douglas Channel.

Murray Goode,Saanich

 

Oil disasters mean job boost

Mr. Perry considers opposition to the proposed Enbridge pipeline shortsighted because it prevents job creation. To pipeline opponents, the jobs the project would bring simply aren’t worth the risk. If job creation trumped all other concerns, and if this project went through, we might as well hope for plenty of disasters. Think of all the clean-up jobs this would create!

Helmut Beierbeck,Victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner

Black History in B.C. celebrated throughout February

A variety of historical and cultural events are on tap around Greater Victoria

FILM REVIEW: ‘1917’ portrays war on the run

Ordinary soldiers take on a seemingly impossible mission in Best Picture Oscar front runner

WATCH: Bedouin Soundclash opening their 2020 tour in Victoria

One of the 2000s’ biggest bands touring in support of 2019 release, MASS

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Tickets for March 6-14 celebration of all things crafty on sale now

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Music coffee house returns to Metchosin with new name

Java Jive Coffee House set to run every fourth Saturday at the Metchosin Community House

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python… Continue reading

Spring author’s reading series kicks off early in Sidney

Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society hosting Yasuko Thanh and Carla Funk for Feb. 7 event

Most Read