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Letter: Interprovincial trash talk

I recently had a conversation with a realtor acquaintance from Calgary about the recent Koocansua garbage issues being blamed on Albertans by locals. This is what he said:

“You B.C. people just don’t get it. Your little Valley would be nothing without our money coming through. We control house prices. We shop in your stores and ski at your hill. We bring money, and lots of it! We even donated oil profits to your MLA’s re-election campaign because he promised us lake front property developments out of your useless ALR, which you don’t need because Alberta feeds B.C. anyway. You are lucky we are sharing our prosperity with you. So either shut up or go back to being a ghost town like you were when we found you!”

Seems like the animosity runs both ways. Which is unfortunate because we are all Canadians at the end of the day.

So until the ‘who-dun-it’ garbage mystery gets solved we will continue to dodge red plates in the wrong lane and be thankful for all that Alberta money helping the poor B.C. people create jobs picking up garbage.

Steve Kallies

Fernie, B.C.


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