Want to increase civility and feel happier, delete Facebook.

(This letter was inspired by this Editorial in the AV News October 25, 2022) Dear Editor, and Port Alberni We have a problem. Facebook, and the way its algorithms, groups and interface manipulate us subconsciously to react and enflame, has ripped the heart out of this so-called Community with a Heart. An article published in …

Destroy (again) or Renew?

Dear Editor, (Sent to the AV News on May 20, 2022) I read with great interest your report from the Burde Street Ponds townhall. I regret I was unable to attend as I share the deep concern of the community. I am left with a question. In 2022, why are we still valuing and pursuing …

Port Alberni has a Big Role to Play

(This letter what sent to the AV News on April 5th, 2022) Dear Editor. Time has run out and now forestry must change very quickly.Please read these two statements from the UN report released on April 4. They show the problem, and the solution. ÔÇťAbout half of total net [agriculture, forestry and other land use] …