Letters: Consider alternative energy

The Jordan River dam could be de-commissioned and other energy sources explored

Mr. Sketchley is not the first person in my life to suggest I get a razor out a little more often. His reaction to my comments are classic right wing conservative, throw around lots of insults and create a spin that neither deals with substantiated facts or offers any realistic solutions.All in pursuit of following the “company/corporate” line.

If the Jordan River dam is truly at risk to the populace (it’s getting a little long in the tooth) it should be dismantled and alternative sources of power pursued. The rest of Canada and the world at large is developing this technology and it is proving to be anything but ”intermittent”, besides the Jordan River watershed could use the water. Hydro electric power is not the only source of power that can  be generated on this earth and the sooner we get with the program of alternative energy like the rest of the world the better.

Mr. Sketchley stated that he thought he was missing something and I have to agree with him, perhaps he was visiting with the Occam family at the time. The earthquake I experienced at Jordan River as a lad is a historical fact. It was strong enough to shake our house, cause local landslides and cave in the local copper mine (just a few kilometres down river from the dam).Judging by my personal experience with that little shake around if the “BIG ONE” hits there’ll be more troubles than a dam leaking or breaking up.

He also implies something about my simple denseness. All I know is that it is not a pleasant sight to see friends and neighbours in such pain and distress over something that has real solutions available that aren’t even being considered. If there is a non-violent conspiracy starting up somewhere that helps these people keep their homes I’m joining up. Displacement is not a solution that should be considered. B.C Hydro has done enough of that over the years.

Rodney Nyberg

Sooke

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