We need food, not more dams

The Site C dam will flood some of the most productive farm land in B.C.

Dear Sir:

The Site C dam will flood some of the most productive farm land in B.C.

In the early sixties I took a course in English from Victoria. I had a book on English and citizenship.

The book said trees cover 40 per cent of the land in British Columbia. Rocks and mountains cover 50 per cent of the land, lakes and rivers cover five per cent, only five per cent of the land is good for farming. That was a long time ago.

In the early seventies the NDP came up with a decent solution. They put “not for sale” on farmland.

That was a good decision. In the meantime the population has grown at an unbelievable rate. Our smart politicians came up with an idea to put a dam on the Peace River up north where there is a lot of beautiful farmland (some of the most productive in our province).

Building dams is out of date. We should be a lot smarter. They said people in the future need power. I feel sorry for the next generation. They might have power but what about food.

The population in Vancouver will likely double over the next generation. California has water problems. If we don’t give them water, we might not get vegetables.

Up North they have been horizontally fracking since 2011 and they are using a lot of water.

The politicians’ thinking is from 12 o’clock until lunch time and lunchtime is at 12 o’clock.

If the so-called smart men keep on doing what they are now doing some day “Beautiful BC” is going to become a “has been”.

Think about it.

Ortrud Buschmann,

Terrace, B.C.