Boom a mixed bag for people of Kitimat

Re: “Greens on sidelines for B.C.’s LNG party,” column, Oct. 3.

It’s interesting to see the unquestioning triumphalism in the LNG announcement, the biggest-ever private-sector investment in Canada, we are repeatedly told.

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However, for the people of Kitimat, it’s a mixed bag, including rent increases for residents and a work camp for thousands of temporary workers.

Is this bet on a “boom and bust” industry really the best we can do?

Blaise Salmon

Mill Bay

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