Will McDaniel took this photo of an area that is being logged near his Wynndel home recently.

LETTER: Three questions about logging for Mungall

Reader writes ‘reckless tree harvest’ is worse than a pipeline

Hello Michelle,

Please find a picture attached of the new view scape for hundreds of home owners in Wynndel. This pic was taken from my yard without using a zoom lens. There are also a group of homes directly below the clear cut of this steep terrain. I’m sure you probably noticed this when you were in Creston on Friday.

The logging company from Cranbrook has a history of buying private land, taking the trees then selling the land. If you are not familiar with the logging practices of Mike Jenks and his companies I urge you to google him — interesting stuff.

I understand that private land logging is not regulated by the BC Forestry Act. Is this true?

The RDCK tells me there are no bylaws to prevent private land logging of this scale and that should they propose such a bylaw that the province, who must approve bylaws, most likely would not approve such a bylaw. Is this true?

I’m not interested in after the fact regulations. We can’t put the trees back.

Does your party support some level of regulations being imposed on private land logging operations “before the roads are built and the trees are taken?”

A pipeline would not be as intrusive upon our community as this reckless tree harvest.

I also understand there are more harvesting plans this year in this scenic valley. Perhaps a moratorium on large scale private land logging would be in everyone’s best interest while the regulations and potential bylaws are reviewed. I support responsible forestry practices.

Time is of the essence on this matter and I look forward to your answers to my three simple questions at your earliest possible convenience.

Will McDaniel,

Wynndel

Just Posted

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Voters pack Nelson mayoral forum

Candidates answered questions from journalist Glenn Hicks

EDITORIAL: Nelson mayor’s race uninspiring

An incumbent mayor, a former mayor and a clown walk into a forum

Nelson downtown holiday lighting by mid November, city says

But for this year, only on the 400 block of Baker Street

COLUMN: What Wayne Stetski did on his summer vacation

The Kootenay-Columbia MP talks cimate change, farmers markets and Bill C-281

VIDEO: Monday Roundup!

Elections stuff, youth homelessness, WEED!

Private marijuana stores should shut down, Mike Farnworth says

B.C. has approved 62 licences, but they still need local approval

HPV vaccine does not lead to riskier sex among teen girls: UBC

Girls are less likely to have sex now than they were a decade ago

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks Monday to discuss further engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.

Flash floods kill at least 7 people in southwest France

Flash floods have left several people dead in southwest France, with roads swept away and streams become raging torrents as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight, authorities said Monday.

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

The death toll from Michael’s destructive march from Florida to Virginia stood at 17.

Canadians widely unaware of accomplishments of famous women, poll suggests

A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country’s most famous women.

Temporary access allowed for residents of landslide-threatened B.C. community

The district says areas of access to the community of about 54 homes could be expanded, depending on advice from a geotechnical engineer.

Joint inspection planned for missing journalist at Saudi Consulate

Turkish officials have said they fear a Saudi hit team killed and dismembered Washington Potst reporter Jamal Khashoggi

Most Read