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LETTER: Balanced Gazette content deserves recognition

As fake news spreads, as does the COVID-19 pandemic. The balanced content of the Gazette deserves recognition.
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As fake news spreads, as does the COVID-19 pandemic. The balanced content of the Gazette deserves recognition.

One example is the Jared Milne March special in which he explains the positions of the Wet'suwet'en band council and that of the hereditary chiefs regarding the Coastal Gas Link pipeline.

The pipeline route has more than one problem. At a time of global warming, how appropriate is it to transport fracked gas from Fort St. John to China? Furthermore, given the surplus of natural gas, what subsidies will be needed?

The letter by Doris Wrench Eisler about whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden is topical. When truth speaks to power, the consequences can be ugly.

For several generations, the target has been growth – pursue what brings immediate and highest returns to existing wealth holders.
Our striving for perpetual growth deserves the same scrutiny as cancer cells in a cancer ward. Both claim victims.

A global pandemic may present an opportunity to focus on sustainability. To quote economist David Brown, "The promotion of growth is a sophisticated way to steal from children."

Nature bats last. Small is beautiful.

Bill Bocock

Sturgeon County