Never sell the public’s valuable foreshore

In the year of the lord when Vander Zalm was king and Kitimat-Stikine regional district was a peon of the weak (somewhere in the nineties)

Dear Sir:

In the year of the lord when Vander Zalm was king and Kitimat-Stikine regional district was a peon of the weak (somewhere in the nineties) the king decreed that the peons be asked for their advice. So the king had a letter written to Kitimat Stikine asking them to share their pristine knowledge about the value of land on sea shore.

So the peons of the regional district replied to King Vander Zalm in a letter to him that he should never sell foreshore land that belongs to the provincial crown.

That land is too important to sell. If the king was to do any thing with fore shore land it should be leased, never sold.

A long term lease with a five-year renewal clause is the only thing acceptable.

So far as is known the king took the advice of the peons, and kept control of those foreshore lands.

Fast forward to now.

The federal king now has some lands, Crown lands. He did not ask the peons for advice, and will not take good advice given by us peons.

Us peons give good advice, never sell foreshore land, it is too valuable.

Now, since good advice was not taken, our new King proposes to sell the Kitsilano Coast Guard station and close the logical rescue station.

That is, sell the farm for a few bucks.

Ah, if that were only all.

For the saving of $700,000 the station is closed, and the cost savings is placed into a pool along with another $2 million, more or less, to rebuild an eastern coast station that serves the same purpose as the Kitsilano one.

I quote from Kipling, “east is east and west is west “ and the king has no clothes.

Les Watmough,

Terrace, B.C.