Time to get tough on fire starters

In Washington state, the highway patrol rewards one with a hefty fine when you are caught tossing out a butt.

To the editor:

I have just finished reading an article by Judie Steeves about fixing the people to stop wildfires. (Solve the people problem and wildfire fears will fade away, Sept 14, Capital News)

That is the way to go, only I wish we had the people to enforce this.

In Washington state, the highway patrol rewards one with a hefty fine when you are caught tossing out a butt.

That should be done here in B.C., but who’s going to do it?

Obviously the educating part is lacking in this instance.

I have the luxury of a car that does not have ash trays, and I applaud the maker of it for this useless addition to its line of accessories and the lighter that one usually burns his finger with.

They say,  “Keep Washington Green.”

I say, lets keep B.C. green too.

Ron Barnard,

West Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News