Reader didn’t understand points

Esther Darlington MacDonald rebuts criticism of her column.

Dear Editor

Re Mr. Whitehead’s letter of July 18 replying to my opinions in Cakewalk Chronicles about pipelines and garbage.

I have long advocated the methane produced at the Cache Creek landfill be used for hydro electric purposes, instead of being burned off. And I’ve written in past years at least a couple of letters to the editor of the Journal about this.

As for the Kinder Morgan pipe line, I made no mention of Kinder Morgan. My reference was written in general terms about pipelines in general.

Incinerators and the Cache Creek landfill are two different subjects altogether.

My remarks about incineration came as a result of news items that GVRD is now looking for sites in the interior to incinerate their garbage. Because the Lower Mainland’s opposition was so great, GVRD is looking for somewhere else to incinerate, and that somewhere else could be in the Thompson Nicola regional district.

If reading is a skill. And we will all agree that it is. Reading with understanding is surely a requisite. In fairness to the writers. If for no other reason.

Esther Darlington MacDonald


Just Posted

Highway 97 has reopened after single-vehicle incident

UPDATE (1:47 p.m.): The highway has reopened. CLEAR - #BCHwy97 at #BegbieSummit… Continue reading

McAbee Fossil Beds site ready to reopen to the public

Site was taken over by the Province and closed to the public in July 2012

Open houses will give residents chance to voice views on new Eco-Depot

TNRD will be answering questions, soliciting feedback about Ashcroft/Cache Creek Eco-Depot

BC Hydro scam targeting local businesses

Scammer claims to be on his way to businesses to cut the power unless payment is made

Ashcroft Village Council highlights

Dog park discussion, grant approval, Canada Day celebrations and more

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

B.C. Interior First Nation family ‘heartbroken’ over loss of young mom

RCMP have released no new information since the June 8, 2019 homicide

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read