Letters: Private land not a private park

Owner of land being logged isn't going to donate it for park

Re: “Wreaking Havoc in the Woods,” May 29 Sooke News Mirror.

The writers were obviously among the environmentalists whose massive outcry against development resulted in Ender Ilkay having to log the land which he tried to re-zone for another purpose.

Now, as then, it is not your private park. He’s not going to “donate” it to you to use as your private park. You have to deal with the fact that this is a direct result of your actions. He’s engaged the local First Nation community, is providing jobs and revenue as best he can and is recouping his investment. The only “losers” in this situation are the environmentalists who are now forced to lie in the rather uncomfortable bed they have made for themselves.

Jason Kitt

Sooke

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