Love letters and hate mail from the Wild Coast

Zoe on mikeI get love letters. I get death threats. Out here on Coast Salish territory — Vancouver Island, British Columbia — timber barons and developers are rushing to carve up the last of the Wild West frontier. Cold cash and brute force have always worked to subdue the land and anyone in their way … until now. The bullies have met their match! It’s a fascinating time for environmental activists on Canada’s west coast.

Highlights from the blog archives:

I’m No Action Hero

Let Them Eat Condos

Great Bear Rainforest: The Clearcut Truth

Interview with the Earth Liberation Front

Squat or Die

Killing Spotted Owls with Chainsaws

Derrick Jensen: This Abusive Civilization

Kwakiutl: We are Going to Start Fighting

First Nations Activist Dies After Release from Jail

Earth Day Mini-Riot

Vancouver Island Hippies: Top Security Threat for 2010?

Assplode Therapy

Road Kill: Highway Construction Blocked by Protesting “Raccoons”

Derrick Jensen: Live Nude Animals

Dumb Asses Run Our Province




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2 responses to “Love letters and hate mail from the Wild Coast

  1. Ken Showers

    Hi, I read your piece here, and can’t fathom why you are complaining about the release of Happy Valley land from the ALR. We have a small 2.5 acre parcel, and after a professional land assessment report showing part of it unfarmable, the other at the lowest end of the scale, it was still turned down by the ALR. The place only amounts to a house with a large backyard, certainly not in any way a productive farm possibility.

    So whats your beef , or do you just want to look at some nice grass at another persons expense?

  2. “I read your piece here”

    No, I don’t think you did. Try reading it again more slowly.

    “it was still turned down by the ALR”

    I assume you mean you tried to have your property removed from the ALR so you could sell it for development. You failed. Good – the system works.

    “So whats your beef”

    Try reading the article again, paying attention to the parts that mention the local food movement, food security, the dwindling supply of arable land, conflicts of interest, and abuse of process in land-use decisions. Maybe things will become clearer.

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