Letters to the Editor.

Many old growth areas preserved in the province

Fairy Creek not the last stand on the coast, as logging protestors contend

The logging protesters say Fairy Creek is the last stand of coastal old growth. Not true!

Old growth has been preserved in many areas, including south Moresby Island, Clayoquot Sound, Nitinat-Hitchie Creek, Toitika River, Schoen Lake, Tsitika River, Schmidt Creek, Strathcona, Carmanah, Walbran and Khutzeymatteen valleys (reference: Sierra Club in B.C).

Huge old growth stands are found in the protected Great Bear Rainforest covering 2.1 million hectares (27 times the size of the Capital Regional District). When will attacks on the working forest stop? What will be the next blockade after Fairy Creek?

COVID has devastated the Canadian economy and cut service industry jobs. Resource industries are the one bright spot, providing good paying jobs and sorely needed tax revenue.

Don Graham,

Chemainus

forestry

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