Tougher fines needed

Fine and punish those who continue to destroy our forests taking away animal habitat, homes and lives

Regarding C. Scott Stofer’s letter in the Aug. 9 issue of the PNR.

He is 100 per cent right! But I would like to go further. Stop the nice guy films about being careful and come down hard on careless smokers and campers who cause fires.

Why won’t the B.C. Liberals get serious and stop the carnage that happens every summer?

One year, the fine was up to one million dollars and five years in jail.

The problem, it appears to me is, that our politicians appear to be afraid to actually get tough with people who break the law.

When you cry about a two cent increase in gas prices, just think of the millions we pay out each year for smokers.

Fine and punish those who continue to destroy our forests taking away animal habitat, homes and lives.

Eileen Nattrass

Saanichton