Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Lack of support for rural communities devastated by wildfire; plus pick up your dog poop!

Dear Editor,

As a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, I have a front row seat to see the high- and lowlights of government.

Since the onset of the fall sitting of the legislature, my colleagues and I have asked for supports for rural B.C. in wildfire recovery. We continually hear that the government is “working hard to support rural B.C.”, but haven’t really seen that in action.

I have been very disappointed to see that after months of wildfires, the NDP government still has no recovery plan to assist individuals, ranchers, and businesses that have been devastated by our summer of fires. I want you to know that the Interior MLAs are working hard to advocate for wildfire recovery support!

It would appear that the NDP have other priorities. This past week, they released a bill that would redirect millions of tax dollars to support political parties.

The move to use public money to finance political parties directly contradicts what was said during the campaign.

I cannot stand by this legislation, especially when British Columbians have more urgent needs. I believe that if you want to support a cause or a political party, you should have the choice to do so and not be forced into a choice by government.

I expect better from this government. If you agree with me, write to David Eby (david.eby.mla@leg.bc.ca) and let him know that your taxes have a better use than funding political parties.

Jackie Tegart

Fraser-Nicola MLA

Ashcroft, B.C.

Dear Editor,

Once again the subject comes up about dog poop all over the dunes, trails, and roadsides on the Mesa in Ashcroft. I like my walks with my dog to enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of our outstanding town.

But it is very hard to enjoy the sights when one has to keep looking down to make sure you are not stepping in dog poop.

Come on, folks: the town supplies bags free, if you cannot afford your own. All you have to do is grab a bag or two, bend down, and pick up the poop. If you are unable to do that then leave your dog at home and your dog’s poop in your own back yard!

Do not be so lazy, and so disrespectful of your fellow fresh air enthusiasts and trail walkers.

In our dry climate, dog poop does not break down; it stays around waiting for you or somebody else to step in it. This is an ongoing problem, and it is up to you and you and you to pick up after your dog.

Andrew Cumblidge

Disgusted resident

Ashcroft, B.C.


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