LNG negativity shortsighted

If certain readers are happy with how things are going in the Valley, they can keep the blinders on.

To the Editor,

Re: LNG nothing but pipe dream, Letters, Mar. 13.

I see that it is getting closer to spring. Mr. Berg is informing everyone of how dumb the people are trying to bring work into the Alberni Valley. It must be nice to be so smart that one is an expert on every subject.

Me, I am not so smart. For years now I have written to this paper about many of the businesses that I believe would have a long-term effect on the Valley in regards for jobs for our youth. As a Christian, I believe that everyone should be allow to express their views.

Sometimes I come across with strong opinions. But I am not a man to sit back from a safe place and dictate who should do what. Since moving here from Ontario eight years ago I have noticed how business is treated in this province.

I myself have invented a new battery that is in patent protection and I have been informed that I can expect a possible patent, but that it could take two years. Since then I applied for a second patent and it is now protected, but the same timeline applies.

What does this mean for me? I could sell the patents and live a very nice life, if I was built that way. But I am not.

I am so tired of our youth leaving home to find work elsewhere. I may be “new” to this valley but if we allow this to continue, in less then 10 years this valley will be dead as a place to make any kind of a life.

For the past year I have been meeting with and trying to meet with people who have the means to change things; some with success, others from whom I received a “nice of you to ask, but get lost.”

If Mr. Berg is happy with how things are going, he can keep the blinders on. But he is not going to stop people like me because we are made of iron where I come from—not trees.

It will not be for lack of trying that I will not succeed in producing jobs that have a future for our youth.

Terry Short,

Port Alberni

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