LETTER: Rainforest may need new name

I was happy to hear a deal has been reached to protect the Great Bear Rainforest.

I was very happy to hear that a deal has been reached to protect the Great Bear Rainforest, though I am sure the integrity of the Great Forest has likely been somewhat compromised in the 20 years it took to get it done.

I haven’t been there, but it still seems we definitely have enough wilderness left to be worth protecting. From the photographs, it does look like a beautiful place.

You know, I hate to disappoint our premier, who has labeled all British Columbians who don’t agree with her as chronic nay-sayers, but if she has her way and manages to convince Petronas to build a liquified natural gas facility at the mouth of the Skeena (the biggest salmon producing river in the Great Bear Rainforest), and then to bulldog or bribe the deal down the gullets of the people, there is a good chance that the Great Bear Rainforest may have to be renamed. Lucky for us, all we need to do is switch a couple of letters … not much of a change at all, really.

Still the “Great Bare Rainforest” just doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it.

Rod Retzlaff, Glade

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