Monday September 01, 2014





Mining gives us the things we need

I work away from home so miss many issues of the newspaper so it is possible I have missed articles about this subject. I seem to see a lot of people are against the Ajax mine and, in fact, a lot are against nearly everything that has a negative impact on the environment.

I to do not like to see any unnecessary environmental damage but realize it as a cost of progress and getting goods we need, so as long as it is minimized, and, in my experience, it is, we have to accept it.  I really can’t see where you get off complaining if you, in fact, like

to have, or need to have, just to mention a very few things, which ultimately came from something that had some sort of environmental cost like a house to live in complete with pots and pans to cook in, appliances, furniture, a TV, a computer for work or play, a phone when at home or away, a car to drive, fuel for it and to heat the home you no doubt live in, food that mining and the oil and gas industry makes indirectly possible, a hospital to be treated in (instruments doctors use to check you over were not found along the side of the road you drove on to get your latte), maybe even a bit of jewelry that came from mining. 

If you do not have or use  any of these things  then ignore my rants. If you do use any of them then stop complaining and let the people  make a living doing these jobs that ultimately make your life easier, and without a doubt probably possible.  

TYRI SUMMERS

Kamloops





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