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Logs should be processed at home

I am happy that the loggers and truckers have jobs. As I sit at the highway in Lake Cowichan, I realize that 200 logging trucks a day are passing through, loaded with spectacular logs.

I am happy that the loggers and truckers have jobs. As I sit at the highway in Lake Cowichan, I realize that 200 logging trucks a day are passing through, loaded with spectacular logs. But then I realize that 95 per cent of them will be exported as raw logs.

It is bad enough that we rape the earth, but we could at least attempt to keep some of the processing (50 to 75 per cent) to provide employment for our people. I have tried to find a provincial figure for these conditions, but it seems that is hard to come by and the rape of the province’s primary reources is being sold out to absentee shareholders.

Can we leave something for those who come after us? Or are we meant to take all we can for this generation and forget the next?

Bob Baillie

North Saanich