Letters to the Editor

Opposition voice

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.

Neil Cadger,

Kelowna

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
 
End of an era: Heather Semeniuk to retire after 21 seasons
 
Approval of Lelu terminal delayed
Operation Popcorn thanks transplant staff
 
West Kootenay/Boundary candidate numbers up slightly over 2011
 
Waneta Compensation Program distributes cash to five projects
Albas off to Ottawa
 
Penticton revitalization brings youth into the picture
 
Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.