Mosaic Forest Management Only Has Contempt

(Background: “Logging near cemetery a ‘shock’ for Port Alberni residents”) Dear Editor, I am not shocked. Mosaic’s (formerly Island Timberlands and Timberwest) recent logging adjacent to the cemetery and Hole in the Wall shows in the worst way that it respects the dead as much as it respects streams, watersheds, public access and amenities, wildfire …

Thank you Helen and Mike – Tragic links in hard times

This letter was sent to the AV News on January 29, 2024 and published in the February 7, 2024 edition and published online. Dear Editor, Usually the words come easily but it has been hard to write about the recent tragic passing of two people. You may have known Mike Stewart. He was a passionate …

Protector or Liability

Dear Editor, (sent October 23, 2023 – Published AV News – Nov 29, 2023) The City of Port Alberni owns the former Somass Mill site and most of the land between Catalyst Paper and the Harbour Quay, including Dry Creek (aka Owatchet Creek). According to an author of a recent study in the journal Nature, …