Burning for next civic election
Let’s be fair, Mayor Terry Lake!
Someone who heats their home with a wood-fire furnace or fireplaces burns more wood and produces more smoke particles.
They burn four to six months of the year, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
They produce a lot more smoke than a backyard cooking fire that happens only six to eight times a year.
How can you justify saying that the smoke is somehow better or safer? What is your reason to think it’s better. Because a city fire chief says it’s OK because it’s for heat?
So I ask you: please be fair. A cooking fire is more than cooking meat — it’s about family and friends bonding, sharing experiences.
It is part of the fabric of life.
Can you be fair? Rescind the backyard cooking-fire ban or do the right thing and ban all wood burning.
Do you have faith the people of Kamloops would support you again? It would make for a good mayoral race platform.
Do you feel lucky? Well, do you?