Send your letter to the editor via email to news@summerlandreview.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number.

Send your letter to the editor via email to news@summerlandreview.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number.

LETTER: Premier should reject Site C plan

There is still time to abandon the plan

Dear Editor:

The following is an open letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan.

I am feeling more despondent than ever about your decision-making re Site C.

Having just finished reading Breaching the Peace by Sarah Cox, I am once again totally frustrated and confused that you have gone ahead with and continue to go ahead with this ill-advised project.

Cox has been writing about Site C for many years. If she hasn’t sent you a copy, let me know and I will.

As controller of our government actions, you are duty-bound to stop pretending you don’t know what’s wrong with your decision.

READ ALSO: Open letter urges B.C. to pause work at Site C dam to review costs, geotechnical issues

READ ALSO: Site C actions, costs won’t be known until after B.C. election, Horgan says

Cox spoke only briefly about jobs and union lobbying. You yourself, during your first election campaign, spoke of re-engaging the work force in creating sustainable energy alternatives.

Her chapter called The Renewal Revolution lays the possibilities out so succinctly. I am ashamed to read that B.C. has, instead of encouraging these alternatives, basically driven businesses interested in solar, wind, geothermal and pump-hydro away from our province.

Reading personal accounts about farmland and the special climate in the Peace River Valley and knowing how much was made of food security in your first election, and reading about the nasty process used by B.C. Hydro and both B.C. governments to confiscate homes and destroy beautiful land makes me ashamed to be a British Columbian.

You could have offered your unions much more work in the sustainable energy industry than they will ever get from this boondoggle.

That crew may have voted you in with your majority even still. They would then have had jobs they could be proud of.

There would be a lessening of division in our politics.

We could in all parties work together to create a B.C. to be proud of.

There is still time to turn this around.

As Indigenous leaders and scientists have said from your early days, there needed to be no cost to reversing the damage done. Nature can heal herself and will over time.

Giving land back to indigenous people and farmers would be necessary.

The land has not yet been flooded.

Be the premier you can be proud of being.

Diddy Evans

Summerland

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Letter to the Editor

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

Just Posted

Calls for potential overdoses in B.C. spiked in 2020, especially in the Okanagan - Shuswap. Pictured above is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. (BCHES photo)
UBCO program increases drug checking availability in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon

January 2021 data shows of 95 opioid samples tested across Interior Health, 93 contained fentanyl

Vernon Morning Star Boomer Talk columnist says while we must use caution while dealing with COVID-19, we must also take care of the mental health of those who must live either permanently or temporarily in our care. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal/AP file photo)
BOOMER TALK: Long term care is around the corner

Columnist recounts mother’s stay in local medical facility amid pandemic

Okanagan patients will benefit from the recent inclusion of the Medical Arts Health Research Group in a worldwide study with the National Institute of Health (NIH). The study will be a global collaboration for finding better treatments for COVID-19. (File photo)
Okanagan research group involved with finding better COVID treatments

Okanagan Medical Arts Health Research Group invited to collaborate in global study

A rainbow shining on Kelowna General Hospital on May 12, 2020 International Nurses Day. (Steve Wensley - Prime Light Media)
New COVID cases trending down in Interior Health

24 new cases reported Thursday, Feb. 25, death at Kelowna General Hospital

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) has arrested a man who was on the run for nearly a decade. (File photo)
9-year search for international drug trafficking suspect ends with arrest at YVR

Khamla Wong, charged in 2012, taken into custody Feb. 24 by BC-CFSEU

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

A new survey has found that virtual visits are British Columbian’s preferred way to see the doctor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
Majority of British Columbians now prefer routine virtual doctor’s visits: study

More than 82% feel virtual health options reduce wait times, 64% think they lead to better health

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Larch Place is the first building to be built in the BC Housing, Canadian Mental Health Association housing project at the corner of Third Street SW and Fifth Avenue SW. This view is from the Shuswap Street side where it sits behind the Graystone East building. (File photo)
Opening of doors at new housing development in Salmon Arm welcomed

BC Housing announces opening of 32 rental units, with 35 more expected in summer 2021

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen, all 20, drown in the Sooke River in February 2020. (Contributed photos)
Coroner confirms ‘puddle jumping’ in 2020 drowning deaths of 3 B.C. men

Cory Mills, Eric Blackmore and A.J. Jensen pulled into raging river driving through nearby flooding

Castlegar doctor Megan Taylor contracted COVID-19 in November. This photo was taken before the pandemic. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay doctor shares experience contracting COVID-19

Castlegar doctor shares her COVID experience

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival kicks off March 5.
Women in Film Festival features two B.C. filmmakers

The 16th annual festival kicks off March 5, 2021

The booklet roots present day activism in the history of racist policies, arguing the history must be acknowledged in order to change. (CCPA)
New resource dives into 150 years of racist policy in B.C.

Racist history must be acknowledged in order to change, authors say

Most Read