Mine waste water chocolate syrup?

Letter writer criticizes B.C. Premier Christy Clark's handling of the Mount Polley Mine spill.

Editor, The News:

B.C. Premier Christy Clark assuaged the concerns of residents of the Mount Polley Mine spill by telling them that “Our hearts are with you.”

With that statement, I’m sure that the good people of Likely drew a collective sigh of relief.

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett added to the optimism by boldly announcing that the waste water may not be toxic.

Perhaps these mine tailings are nothing more than Willy Wonka chocolate syrup waiting to be packaged for B.C. consumers?

Christy Clark thinks she’s hit this one out of the park. The old ones may have something to say about this.


Bill Jost

Maple Ridge