Re: Lots Of Jobs In Wasteland That Used To Be Alberta (The Daily News, Sept. 17).
I have always tried to be a rational thinker. As an ex-member of the Society for Rational
Thought, I had several verbal and written encounters with Bill Ligertwood. I found him
to be irrational and self-focused. He definitely has his own agenda.
“A half-dozen students sitting in a Hummer . . . .”
Yet 3,000 socialists got into their gas- and diesel-gulping vehicles, equipped with motors requiring rubber parts and running on rubber wheels. They drove on oil-based asphalt roads to the ferry terminal and got on a diesel-gulping ferry, will all its rubber parts. They then drove to Victoria on roads to protest oil pipelines. Some of them must have been Hummers.
There are no free rides. Not a word out of Bill’s mouth.
Whether we like it or not, Canada is a huge, rugged country with a very small, lazy, aging population.
Tourism is based on attractions, events and scenery. We don’t want to put up or pay for attractions. We don’t want to share our city with outsiders and we build four-star hotels next to the railway yards.
Tourism workers make minimum wage and work part time.
With tourists come traffic congestion, the need for more parking, lineups, rudeness, more garbage, carbon monoxide from more vehicles and more hotels and RV parks.
Are we going to put them down by the railroad tracks, too?
We studied the mine. We went to the information sessions. We talked to the miners and people who lived next to mines.
We listened to world-class experts on mining — university-educated, get your hands dirty professionals.
The best of the best stated that the winds in Kamloops do more structural damage than the mine could do in 600 years.
My wife and I paid our dues and we will support the proposed Ajax mine and the prosperity it will bring to this community.
If Bill and the other socialists don’t like it, I suggest they move to Alberta.