The reporting of the ‘Cherry Bear’ incident and the subsequent choice of letters fail responsible journalism on so many levels.
While your publication has fanned the flames of the recent ‘Cherry Bear’ incident, the ‘movement’ it has generated is hardly dividing the community. We have seen these types of radicals and ‘wannabe Nuxalk’ before, and they would happily have the general populace believe they have stricken the heart and soul of the Valley and tilted the masses. Not so.
In this latest skirmish, these people are laughable at best. Their antics and veiled threats have provided entertainment and some humour for many people, but their obvious need for confrontation is disturbing.
It would please many to see the perpetrators of this so-called division and angst in the Valley take it to heart and stand firm to their principles. Prove your environmental integrity and duly chain yourselves to the cuddly little bears you seek to protect. They are, after all, harmless, helpless creatures?
I tried to be an innocent bearstander, but this ‘movement’ has been given far too much ink.
By the way, I too love bears and wolves, and hope for peace.