To the editor,
I was glad to see you do an article on Boat Harbour. I grew up as a teenager in Pictou County and the pulp mill was something you would be reminded of daily, because of the sulfur emissions from the plant.
My sister told me years ago that she was down there to see her boyfriend, and he showed her around. She couldn't believe the harbour of foam. Her boyfriend told her that the guys at work could actually run on top of the foam if it was done just the right way. She was totally disgusted.
But like in most places in Nova Scotia, if you complain about the enviromental damage industry causes, the government always pulls out the Job card and that usually shuts most people up. Oh, yes and then there's the We Are Doing A Study card. That one can be used for years to keep people quiet.
But now maybe we should be pulling out the Oh, Look At The Incredibly High Rate of Cancer in Pictou County card and stop letting these industries use their scare tactics in places where there are not a lot of jobs.
---Marsha Cameron, Dartmouth