More Hoops for Kinder
letter to the School of Public Policy in response to Globe story
David Ellis, Van., Businessman
David Ellis points to a pipeline map in
July 2014 near Hope, BC. Below,
see huge fault in your letter published today in the "Globe"
"Distilled to its essence, this is a challenge to the Federal
governments jurisdiction and competence in regulating the
Minister Trudeau made a decision to not allow a pipeline to Prince
Rupert, his reason: that the Great Bear Rainforest needed to be
The logic of ONLY allowing a pipe to Burnaby could soon be put to
the test in the court room. As I note below, their are many "great
bears" along the Trans Mountain, who depend heavily on salmon, and
the contamination of the smolt rearing areas of the lower Fraser
will handicap them for generations. A major economic base of B.C.,
is, in the hinterland regions, tourism, and the First
Nations/sport/commercial salmon fishery.
Kinder Morgan pipeline patch as photographed by
David Ellis in 2104.
I just spent a month in Alberta and found a more prosperous economy
than we have in B.C.
Shell oil may want a pipeline but the people of Alberta don't need
it all, to continue to prosper.
The Trans Mountain
Pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby is also great for bears From east
of Jasper Park to Hope, black bears walk on this pipe grizzly can be
seen on the pipe:
1) Jasper to Tete Jaune Cache (I saw a mom with cubs here myself)
2) Albreda (lots wolves here too)
3) Blue River (migration route between mountain ranges note Mike
Wiegele outdoor guides; "bear watching" by river boat is also a
substantial summer industry along the North Thompson river here)
4) Kamloops north (need more info here)
5) Kamloops south (just one old bear still passes here)
6) Coquihalla (sightings inceasing every year)
7) Seabird Island, Chilliwack (Chief Siem Clem Seymour noted a
grizzly passed the summer near here one year)
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