Letters to the Editor
All the discussion and media attention is all about MMBC and its new recycling legislation. This new program will not stop anyone from dumping banned products into landfill. This has to be the role of the RDCK. Why is there never a discussion of why the garbage is full of recycling, organics, and prohibited waste? Businesses and people not recycling or disposing of prohibited waste are filling our landfills with banned products. Ootischenia landfill will be full in 36 years thanks to our disposable society.
The RDCK does not enforce their resource recovery regulations that are designed to force recycling and keep prohibited waste out of landfill. Metro Vancouver has recently penalized 17 waste haulers about $350,000 for delivering trash containing banned items. Penalties are meant to serve as a deterrent to haulers dumping items for which there are recycling programs.
Although you might not see it on the street, Nakusp is already a major winter tourism destination.
Ed & Ruth Wiebe thank Nakusp for helping with recovery of Philippines village after typhoon Yolanda.
I am grateful to the regional district for holding a public information meeting regarding the disastrous jet fuel spill in Lemon Creek.
Your business community speaks of everyone’s desire for a bridge at taxpayer expense to increase business in Nakusp.