Councillor applauded for stance on ALR

I would like to say how appreciative I am of Coun. Ken Jamieson’s consistent, thoughtful approach to his job as a council member

I would like to say how appreciative I am of Coun. Ken Jamieson’s consistent, thoughtful approach to his job as a council member.

He always shows how seriously he takes his responsibilities by obviously having done his homework and being well informed on any subject under discussion.

His recent letter arguing against the B.C. Energy Minister’s desire to target the Agricultural Land Reserve was short and to the point and I agree with his conclusion that the ALC and Land Reserve is “a means of preserving land for future use that, despite its flaws, has been successful for the past 40 years”.

I, for one, would like to see it strengthened not whittled away, as a bulwark against ruthless big business interests.

The importance of growing food locally will only increase in the future if we wish to live sustainably.

Jean Y Pyka