LETTER: More dams

There was a time when B.C. was a solid exporter of electricity. Our dams could generate more than we could use and exporting our surplus was very profitable for us.

Editor:

There was a time when B.C. was a solid exporter of electricity.  Our dams could generate more than we could use and exporting our surplus was very profitable for us.

It brought big money into the province and helped pay for all sorts of government services.

However, we haven’t built any dams since the mid-1980s and now we’re importing electricity.

Why have we stopped building dams and profiting from the electricity resources we have?  It makes no sense to me that we are not availing ourselves of these exportable resources.

Health care and education aren’t getting any cheaper and using our resources to help pay for services we want and expect makes complete sense to me.

Sandra Robinson, Maple Ridge, B.C.