Ignorance is bliss

Reinstating the railway along the Trans-Canada Highway, and creating park and drive facilities along it, would take many cars off the road

Reading Mr. Fletcher on Dec. 2 and now Mr. Heal’s comment to it, leaves me with sense of wonder how people can be so ignorant.

There is enough evidence that global warming is changing our world as we have known it all our lives. Our grandchildren will be the ones left with difficulties we can’t even imagine now. The cost of survival will be so great that our short-lived profit from oil and coal is insignificant and not worth it.

Our industry could experience a revival with building and researching renewable energy as many other countries have been doing very effectively.

Reinstating the railway along the Trans-Canada Highway, and creating park and drive facilities along it, would take many cars off the road and make commuting much more pleasant. Solutions are possible, they just need a will by our municipalities and governments.

The planned intersection at Mackenzie would not take even one car off the road. A train coming down and going back up the Island would take pressure off the Malahat, especially after an accident when traffic stops for hours.

It is not helpful that it has been announced that our transit system will get more expensive. The trend should be to make it more attractive and affordable. We are not going in the right direction.

Karin Hertel

 

Saanich