My OpEd about the ferry cuts impact on the Chilcotin creates debate

The second of my two editorial columns in the Vancouver Sun about the proposed cuts to the Queen of Chillwack ferry service, and how these cuts will impact the Chilcotin region, resulted in numerous responses to the Sun’s public discussion forum. One comment from a reader, in particualr, caught my eye. The BC government can’t be expected to promote tourism to the region at the same time it is investing in mining and the extraction of fossil fuels. Could be true?  Is the provincial government willing to sacrifice tourism to the Chilcotin, and the damage it will also do to the Cariboo, in favour of the extraction of raw resources? Probably. To read the entire article, and the email responses it generated, click on the link below.

http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Grinch+stole+Chilcotin+Christmas/9284858/story.html

 

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