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That certainly is a heart warming picture of Rosalind Thorn, President of the B.C. Construction Association North, in the full page ad of your July 8, 2010 edition.

That certainly is a heart warming picture of Rosalind Thorn, President of the B.C. Construction Association North, in the full page ad of your July 8, 2010 edition.

Her grandmotherly image stirs memories of fresh baked bread, hot apple pies and all things good.I wonder who paid for that ad.

Could it be Enbridge? Unfortunately, she's totally misguided and like much of our population she is so short-sighted she can't see past the end of her nose. She says this is B.C.'s decade to shine. Do we want to shine as the most polluting nation on earth?

Most of the Northern Gateway jobs are short-term, a flash in the pan, that will leave northern communities no better off.

When you consider the pervasive red-neck attitude that accompanies these projects, we will have lost rather than gained. Asbestos mining has a bad reputation.

It is called "merchants of death" because its product causes cancer for thousands of people. The mining, transportation, and end use of carcinogen-laden tar sands oil will kill millions, possibly billions of people.

This project is not for our benefit.

Satiating the unconscionable greed of primarily American corporations is it's sole purpose. Do we want to be the world's most prolific "merchants of death"?

Ask your grandchildren if they want to suffer and die young just so a handful of Americans can be rich beyond their wildest dreams, then tell me how wonderful this project really is.

Ed Pitt,Dawson Creek

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