Letters: Less people best option for providing future power

Dear Editor,

According to Todd Stone, we have three options to address the future of supplied power in B.C.

We can build natural gas generating stations, we can build wind farms, or we can build the Site C Dam (the most likely option) at a cost of $8 billion.

There is a fourth option that nobody wants to talk about: close the borders immediately to immigration.

The power supply we currently have is sufficient for our current population. Not only would we save the $8 billion and another price ratcheting from

B.C. Hydro (remember the $2 billion Smart Meter program?), we would also save money by down-sizing our immigration department and all its properties and buildings, immigration counsellors, ESL programs, immigrant seed monies and expenses, interim housing, low-cost housing, special job location initiatives, stolen jobs from existing residents, lower wages, astronomic real estate prices, unaffordable schooling for current residents, bursting hospitals, and the list keeps getting bigger on the costs of immigration.

A million more people in Metro? Not!

The people don’t want higher density. The people don’t need more clogged roads and sewers, and since we don’t manufacture water, we will need to ration water (or even run dry) year round, and not just in the summer.

Required population growth is a myth created by government to justify and sustain its own existence.

Is anybody listening? The fourth option will allow us to keep our quality of life.

 

Richard Keill, Langley

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