Letter: BC Hydro should build fish ladder for sockanee

I read with interest, and frankly, disgust and amazement, that ARMS still has to “convince” B.C. Hydro to build a fishway ...

Editor, The News:

Re: Sockanee not coming back to South Alouette (The News, Nov. 6)

I read with interest, and frankly, disgust and amazement, that ARMS still has to “convince” B.C. Hydro to build a fishway to allow fish access to and from Alouette Lake to the South Alouette River.

There should be no convincing required; B.C. Hydro should do the right thing, or be forced to do it, and do it quickly.

Hydro has known since 1926, when the dam was built, that it wiped out the sockeye run.

Why should it build the fish ladder?

How about using Justin Trudeau’s recent and priceless answer to another stupid question: “because it is 2015.”

(Add incredulous tone that the question is even being asked).

Yani Mitchell

Maple Ridge

 

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