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Premier should move to protect Walbran forest

Premier Christy Clark appeared to be positively beaming in Bella Bella last week as she watched Prince William unveil a plaque endorsing the Great Bear Rainforest as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
Premier Christy Clark appeared to be positively beaming in Bella Bella last week as she watched Prince William unveil a plaque endorsing the Great Bear Rainforest as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. She even came up with a million-dollar trust fund in support of this extraordinary old-growth coastal rainforest.

Buoyed by this experience, and given the recent decision by British Columbia’s mayors and councillors at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention to call for a halt to logging in all remaining old-growth forests on Vancouver Island, Clark should grasp this opportunity to shut down all old-growth logging on the Island and establish a trust fund for the protection of these rare and remarkable ancient forests.

She could even invite Prince William to join her in the Walbran Valley as she unveiled a plaque declaring the establishment of what she might want to christen the Christy Clark Canopy.

Cameron Young

Victoria