Land fill location was chosen fairly

The history of the Forceman Ridge landfill site proposed by the Kitimat-Stikine regional district needs to be exposed and none better than I to do that.

Dear Sir,

The history of the Forceman Ridge landfill site proposed by the Kitimat-Stikine regional district needs to be exposed and none better than I to do that.

The  government of Bill Vander Zalm decreed that the responsibility for landfill development and maintenance would be transferred from the province to all the regional districts in the province.

This regional district did not welcome the idea, but it was provincial law and the district did comply, and the board advised staff to search for a suitable site and begin the process.

The site was to be usable by Terrace, greater Terrace, Thornhill and Kitimat. Kitimat opted out at an early date, the province said nothing. Terrace said, “build it and we will come.”

In the initial search five sites were examined, two were opposed by the forest service (and that service was then, next to God) and the present site was seen as the best one left. There was no public input at this stage, as this was a search for sites.

Some objections were received and reviewed. There was no secret plan, the process was open and well documented, all objections were done. The record of all these are on file.

History, written history, is a wonderful thing, and needs to be accessed and read whenever new decisions are being make.

Vis a vis the ski hill.

 

Les Watmough, Terrace, B.C.

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