Food for thought

Site C will not affect the actual food growing in the Peace Region at all

Re: The letter B.C. must be vigilant about farmland in the Dec. 23 Saanich News.

Site C will not affect the actual food growing in the Peace Region at all. The crops grown there are used for cattle and horse feed primarily. Hay can be grown just about anywhere. To be able to produce food crops in the Peace Valley you would have to convince the farmers there to disinvest as there are only a handful of them, or find a way to have hundreds if not thousands of farm workers to manage the crops.

Where would these people come from? What would they do in the winter? Why would they work in agriculture when there are so many other better paying jobs?

Wendy Holm should be looking at Richmond. How about a plan to deconstruct Richmond for agriculture. One good quake or a flood and Richmond is done.

James Robertson

Fort St. John


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