LETTER: Mining not just about money

An open letter to Glen Hendrickson, mining superintendent from Cranbrook and Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater

An open letter to Glen Hendrickson, mining superintendent from Cranbrook and Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater

By now you must have received many emails expressing concern and dismay at the possible defacing of the bluffs paralleling our Granby River.

This area to us is not an area describable in dollar amounts, as it is to a foreign company.

I am very familiar with the situations that Canadian mining leaves in foreign countries, where people lose their rights to their own water and land, pushed beyond existence by the interests of the faraway.

This area is our home. We use it wisely for our well-being, for the health of our children and for the joy of our families.

People move here from the cities. This granite mining would leave the landscape lacerated and irreparable. I humbly ask that not only the interests of foreign companies be considered but also the well-being of those that have invested in a lifetime of work to make this area home.

Angelica Herlihy, Grand Forks