Living in the Robson Valley often makes me feel like we are in the Third World. Like many Third World countries where extraction of natural resources is one of the main economic activities, the environment does not seem very high on the priority list.
Yesterday when we went for our walk, our valley was filling up with smoke. I don’t know for sure where it was coming from, but usually this much smoke is the result of an area being logged. Once the good wood was hauled away, the huge pile of remaining wood is designated as “scrap” and the easiest way to make the “scrap” wood go away is to put a match to it. The “scrap” disappears into the air, and the rest of us get to breathe it.
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