To the editor:
I totally agree with Devon Brooks’ letter reminding the Capital News that listening to the Opposition is a good thing. (Editor Correct: Omnibus Undermines Democratic Process, June 22 Capital News.)
Weekly sessions of the ‘party line’ from any single perspective is shallow. Debate is a good thing.
On that note, I would like to say to Norm Letnick (MLA Kelowna-Lake Country) that comparing what we see of a highway upgrade project to the tip of an iceberg seems accurate. (Winfield-Oyama Link Upgrade Moving Forward, June 22 Capital News.) It’s just that what we aren’t seeing isn’t just a million cubic metres of drilled and blasted rock and earth (which is disturbing enough) but the whole fossil fuel-driven economy which currently has its office in Fort McMurray.
The iceberg we aren’t seeing is our own complicity with environmental degradation and short-sighted excavation economy.
The $77-million it cost for the four-lane Winfield-Oyama project could have been a good start on a serious public transportation alternative to the private automobile.