Clean energy fuels debate

Watch out fellow B.C. commoners — is Christy Clark really any different then Gorden Campbell, same party same philosophy and same party members.

I attended the Town Hall Tour for Common Sense Canadians at the Shatford Centre on April 2 in Penticton with Rafe Mair, the Green Party’s Julius Bloomfield, an advocate for alternative energies, and filmmaker Damien Gillis. I’m not going to go through the whole very informative presentation, but as Mair commented, do we really need another BC Rail fiasco by having a private corporation take control of BC Hydro? Think your hydro rate increases are high now, watch what happens if this occurs.

Gillis showed one of his documentaries on the Enbridge Pipeline to B.C.’s North Coast that could endanger our environment even more then the destruction that we have already done and Bloomfield asked do we really to build new dams and destroy the environment even more by flooding vast areas of land, disrupting and in some cases even destroying fish and wildlife habitat. He suggested a better alternative would be to invest that money into solar, wind and geothermal energy production and on conservation.

All in all, it was the best two hours I’ve spent in a while so I would suggest you think long and hard on where you put your X on the ballet both provincial and federal.

Michael Gregoroff

 

Penticton

 

 

Just Posted

Supporting survivors of breast cancer

Survivorship shows there is life beyond cancer

Foreigner feeling like the first time after 40

Foreigner doesn’t miss a beat after 40 years

Octoberfest is the toast of the town

Eighth annual night of fun, music and brews

Vees lose 4-2 to Wenatchee

The Vees face the Wild again Wednesday, on home ice

Search continues after human remains located

The search of the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road enters its fourth day

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

10,000 signatures gained to stop ‘no pets’ rental policy

Pets OK BC said about 1,700 animals were surrendered to the BC SPCA last year due to housing issues

A golden opportunity

Orthodontist offers sweet deal for the pocketbook

Who is Curtis Sagmoen?

The Observer reveals what we know about the man attached to the Silver Creek property where human remains were found

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and a celebrities attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Fundraiser featured Foster, Steven Tyler, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, Laura Bretan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Reel Reviews: Nothing left to lose

We say, “Grieving Quan kicks butt”

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

Most Read