Great news from the tar sands

A tongue in cheek rendition of one Saanich Peninsula reader's hope

“Tongue in cheek.”

Have you heard that the tar sand fields are going to be closed down?

Albertan Premier Alison Redford has decided to terminate all tar-sand extracting in view of the recent unprecedented floods in Calgary and outlying areas which have caused crippling devastation for hundreds and thousands of people.

She is now realizing that it is the oil production and the use of the oil in all parts of the world which are causing the climate changes and consequently fiercer storms and more severe flooding.

Admirably, she wants to set an example for the rest of the world and change the tar-sands area into a Research Centre for the development of renewable and green fuel resources. No more pipe line talks  for Western Canada or Eastern Canada.

You have to hand it to her, Alison is one smart woman. The tar sands extracting industry creates greenhouse gas emission, air and water pollution, the effect of which will be felt by our children, grandchildren and all aquatic life.

Kudos for her and may the rest of the world follow her example.

Ada Serson

Brentwood Ba

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Scarlet fever reported at Victoria elementary school

Parents advised to look for symptoms of ‘strawberry tongue’ and rash

Saanich dog walkers react to potential review of bylaws allowing off-leash dogs on beaches

Focus should have remained on migratory birds, not on dog behaviour, says Cadboro Bay dog walker

No dogs allowed off-leash at Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford

New sign placed by Metchosin Farmers Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 19

North Saanich’s Deep Cove Market up for sale for almost $1.8 million

Long-time owner Rosemary Scott hopes the public will understand her decision

Council approve temporary storage to extend life of Oak Bay Fire Hall

It’s cute, it’s iconic, but the picturesque Oak Bay Fire Hall is… Continue reading

Protecting privacy key to stopping spread of COVID-19, B.C. health officials say

The number of coronavirus cases in B.C. remains at seven

Toffoli scores OT winner as Canucks beat Habs 4-3

Demko makes 37 saves for Vancouver

Private clinics would harm ‘ordinary’ people using public system in B.C.: lawyer

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced in 2018 that the government would begin to fine doctors $10,000

B.C. terminates contract with hospice society refusing assisted death

Delta Hospice Society loses hospital service fund of $1.5 million

Child in hospital following fatal crash that killed father, sibling on B.C. highway

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

‘Die!’: Vernon councillor mailed death threat

This story contains information that might be sensitive to some readers

Hidden message connects Castlegar homeowners decades apart

The Rodgers family was surprised when a message fell out of the walls as they were renovating

Two B.C. men plead guilty to bus-terminal assault of man with autism in Ontario

Parmvir Chahil and Jaspaul Uppal due to be sentenced in June for aggravated assault

Most Read