If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

We need to preserve and build on what we have, not destroy it to develop something else.

To the Editor,

What a pleasure, and how fortunate I am, to be able to go into my garden and pick peas or kale or tomatoes.  My garden is doing very well from the care and nurturing it has had.

So,  I think this is a great time to dig it all up. Put in something new. Develop the area. Sort of like we are thinking of doing at Harbour Quay in “digging up” the businesses there along with the joy and the jobs they bring.

Sometimes, when things aren’t going great, people grab on to whatever comes along. Kind of like someone who is shipwrecked and grabs whatever might float by.

It’s a good survival technique; better than drowning.

But if we want more than floating around the ocean amid a pile of debris, we need to plan better—for the 22nd and 23rd centuries, not the 18th and 19th centuries.

And we have to preserve what is already working and build on it, not destroy it to develop something else.

Barbara Cooper,

Port Alberni

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