It is interesting that Paul Visentin (i.e. the ‘Lawn Doctor’) has resorted to slagging volunteer based groups and suggesting that politicians are on the take (‘Y2Y or Bust’ letter to the editor September 27). Sure, business for pesticide peddlers is doing poorly, given that his stock of chemicals and pollutants has been banned in most provinces and many municipalities in his region, but the life blood of the Kootenays are those that stand up for the benefit of the community and make an effort to preserve our surroundings.
On Bay Street it may be acceptable that the bottom line is all that matters as long as it’s legal, but in the small communities of the Kootenays values are not necessarily tied to the almighty dollar. Mr Visentin should look beyond his pesticide business interests, recognize that people living here have chosen the area for its rich wild lands and commend them for having an interest in protecting it.