Now Alphonse knows how it feels to have project turned down

Editor:

Our group has heard and seen written comments made by Chief Joe Alphonse about BC Hydro turning down the proposed energy plant at Hanceville.

Editor:

Our group has heard and seen written comments made by Chief Joe Alphonse about B.C. Hydro turning down the proposed energy plant at Hanceville.

Now he knows how many of the Prosperity mine supporters felt when the Prosperity project got turned down.

I was at a presentation on this energy project and couldn’t reconcile the economics of the project without subsidies and the amount of fibre that was going to be needed on an ever increasing cost basis.

Why was a power line from Hanceville to Soda Creek OK, but the one from Kelly Lake to the Prosperity mine site wasn’t? This project was suspect from the beginning, so why the shock?

Also as a group, we must express some concern about your comments to shutdown logging in the Chilcotin. Is this what we can expect when everything doesn’t go your way or as you expect it to?

There is tremendous opportunity for industrial projects in the Chilcotin if we can work together to the benefit of all the residents.

Let’s try collaborating instead of fighting.

Bill Carruthers

Chairperson

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