Premier neglects serious fire response

Higher fines needed to halt careless behaviour in forests

An open letter to Premier Christy Clark:

Every year thousands of acres of forest are burned because of careless smokers or campers, but this government never responds. Showing beautiful movies and telling people to be careful is a waste of tax dollars. People do not pay attention.

You need to increase fines. All you need to do is catch one careless smoker or camper. Fines gets a stupid person’s attention. I am paying your wages ma’am. I want to see you are working for me, not giving lip service. Make people pay for starting fires.

Eileen Nattrass