Fits and Starts in City Building

(This letter was sent to the Alberni Valley News on Friday May 7, 2021 in response to ‘‘New’ Dry Creek path falls into disrepair in Port Alberni’) Letter published May 26, 2021 Dear Editor, Change often comes in fits and starts, other times, it appears all at once. It’s getting to the end that matters. …

A Semi-load of Irony

(Sent to the Times Colonist April 11, 2021) Dear Editor, Mosaic Forests announced it would be testing out two electric logging trucks from Tesla Motors.  Exciting news in the world of fossil fuel free transport but there seems to be a semi-load of irony attached. The majority of Mosaic’s CO2 emissions are likely not from …

Keep fighting Hate Past or Present

Submitted to the Alberni Valley News on March 18, 2021. Dear Editor, When I heard the news of a shooting in Atlanta on March 17 that targeted Asian-American women, I knew I had to write this letter. Silence is betrayal. A statement from the group Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta said: “this happened under the trauma …