Fits and Starts in City Building

(This letter was sent to the Alberni Valley News on Friday May 7, 2021 in response to '‘New’ Dry Creek path falls into disrepair in Port Alberni') Letter published May 26, 2021 Dear Editor, Change often comes in fits and starts, other times, it appears all at once. It’s getting to the end that matters. …

The Railway beyond the Capital

Dear Editor, (Published in the Times Colonist May 4, 2021) I feel I must respond to the “Stop dreaming about returning trains to E&N corridor” in a very simple way.  The original railway did not only run from downtown Victoria to the wilds of Seven Mile Pub and Royal Roads. The Island Corridor was conceived …

A Semi-load of Irony

(Sent to the Times Colonist April 11, 2021) Dear Editor, Mosaic Forests announced it would be testing out two electric logging trucks from Tesla Motors.  Exciting news in the world of fossil fuel free transport but there seems to be a semi-load of irony attached. The majority of Mosaic’s CO2 emissions are likely not from …