Stop whipping the wrong horse

Dear editor,

The Island Health officer is misguided in her decree that the CVRD solve the crisis of turbidity in the water in Comox Lake.

As she should be well aware, the problem has arisen because of logging right down to the creeks and the lake, leaving virtually no protection against erosion. The CVRD is caught in the middle of this, having no control as to what goes on in the watershed. The only people who are going to suffer are the Comox Valley taxpayers, if, in order to satisfy your demands, the regional district spends some $60 or $70 million on a filtration system that we don’t need.

Ms. Enns would be well advised to exercise her not inconsiderable power to lobby the provincial government and get the logging company out of our watershed.

As far as recreational users and leaseholders polluting the lake water, there is not now and never has been in the past, a boil water advisory issued because of either user. Once again the obvious solution is to remove the logging company and install a deep water intake into the lake. So please jump down off your high horse and see the problem for what it really is; lousy logging practices in our watershed.

R. McCulloch

Area B

 

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