LETTERS: Burning rail ties no way to attract newcomers

It was with sad irony that we read the rail tie burning story alongside the announcement that we’ve lost two family doctors in WL.

Editor:

It was with sad irony that we read the rail tie burning story alongside the announcement that we’ve lost two family doctors in Williams Lake, something that directly affected us.

One thing is certain: burning rail ties is a sure way to make attracting young (and old) professionals and families more difficult, including doctors.

This, of course, hurts local business, hurts our economy and is bad for the long-term development of this city.

What kind of a place do we want for our kids, anyways?

As a young family we are very concerned about what the burning will do to our air quality and the long-term health of our young daughter.

We are hopeful yet that the ministry of environment will see past the short sightedness plaguing city council and the Cariboo Regional District and reject this foolish idea.

J.P. Laplante and Patricia Rojas

Williams Lake