An imminent catastrophe?

An imminent catastrophe for Bella Coola taxpayers?

Dear Editor,

The cause of the sinking of the Queen of the North was said to be caused by undue diligence of a dysfunctional crew, and could not be blamed on the weather or mechanical condition of the ship.

From the information I have regarding the body of people supposed to be governing Bella Coola, I immediately thought of the similarity to this ferry incident, and how long it will be before someone starts steering the ‘ship’ in a responsible manner. When will the passengers (taxpayers) ‘wake up’ to the fact that a dangerous course is being set by the current administration attempting to foist a scam on them, and that another catastrophe of a different sort is imminent, for the residents of the Valley?

I applaud the people responsible for providing residents and others with all the information given in the paper, the Coast Mountain News. They are a dedicated group who do a splendid service to the community, and should be commended for that.

The three letters to the editor regarding the airport and upcoming referendum were also well put, and provided additional information as to the feelings of some residents. I am told that the airport was only unusable for one or two days at the time of the peak ‘100 year’ flood.

But we all know that our weather of rain, fog, and snow can keep the airport unusable for longer periods of time, as it is for VFR use only. Therefore the Medivac’s and scheduled aircraft resort to transporting passengers to Anahim Lake, and delay or cancel departures until the weather improves.

Sincerely,Gideon SchuetzeBella Coola