To the Editor: Time to Call Ottawa on McLean Mill National Historic Site

Sent Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Published August 14.

Dear Editor,

In November 1993, the first plan (pdf) was put together to guide the development of the McLean Mill National Historic Site. The agreement between the City and Federal government (pdf) that set the City to run it for 42 years and have Government provide one-time capital funding of $2.6 Million was signed in 1996. Now the McLean Mill Society is going to deliver yet another plan.

National Historic Sites are a service that small cities cannot afford, should not have to, and usually don’t. Why? Because National Historic Sites are for all Canadians. Perhaps that is at the root of why the past 26 years have been so difficult.

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To the Editor: Climate denier letters omit and ignore facts.

This letter appeared in the July 30, 2019 Alberni Valley News (Writer omits some facts about climate emergency)

I must write in response to Mr. Krossa’s letter of July 10 as it is very misleading. The letter stated: “Past levels in the 2000-4000 ppm range did not result in catastrophe for life.” 

As a Workplace Health and Safety representative for my union, I am familiar with air quality standards.

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ACRD closer to bus service for Sproat Lake, Tseshaht and the Creeks.

BC Transit planning 2 possible routes.

Great news for transit riders, walkers, cyclists, shoppers, swimmers and travellers!

At the June 12 ACRD meeting (agenda and documents here), the Board approved a request by BC Transit to proceed with phase two of the “ACRD Electoral Area Transit Feasibility Study”.

What’s that you ask?! It’s two potential new bus routes!

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