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There was an editorial in the Williams Lake Tribune last week by Walt Cobb, a former Liberal MLA and once Mayor of Williams Lake. It was like reading ancient history from a time when we did not know any better. It was in support of the proposed Prosperity Mine now under consideration in the Williams Lake area.

Cobb is taking exception to the fact that the Sierra Club, Council of Canadians and other groups are preparing to make a presence at hearing on the mine to oppose it. And, he is dragging out the tired old jobs versus environment argument, trying to scare people into supporting a mine that looks like it might be a disaster.

In the editorial Cobb says that the Prosperity Mine would "help us weather the storm in the forest industry and give those who still need jobs some hope to be able to stay in the area." And, of the environmentalists he said "They are poising themselves against those who need to feed their families and prefer to do it by having a job here in Williams Lake."

Cobb should bring his head into the Twenty-First Century along with the rest of his body. The storm in the forest industry isn't going away. It may blow softer or harder from time to time, but a history of over exploitation and bad practices have caught up with us, and we will be dealing with them for a long time. A burst of mining jobs for awhile will not tide us over.

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Jerry West grew up on a farm in California and is currently Editor and Publisher of THE RECORD newspaper in Gold River, BC. Graduate with Honors and graduate school, UC Berkeley. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Vietnam veteran and Former Sgt. USMC

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