LETTER: Reader lets imagination run wild

Imagine if the NDP politicians were actually marionettes and were bought by BC Hydro. All of the politicians’ campaign debts could be paid for by BC Hydro and re-election would be guaranteed.

What if … the real intention of Site C was not to produce electricity but to be a huge water source for American needs like irrigation, drinking water, fire fighting and Trump’s golf courses. Water will soon be the only resource B.C. has left to sell. So far, we’ve done an excellent job damaging the climate, the environment and have a huge debt as proof. Some believe dam construction equals zero emissions.

What if … BC Hydro demanded a monopoly on “owning your home” by making it illegal to go off-grid or to conserve energy. What if Hydro owned the billing, had automatic rate increases, owned your mortgage, owned your internet news and held the deed to your home. This is similar to what is happening in eastern Canada like the Muskrat Falls dam and Hydro One in Ontario.

What if … the supposed loss of the Triple A credit rating was just another fabrication. Where is the proof?

What if … completing the Site C Dam actually costs $20 billion, and B.C. was unable to sell the electricity?

What if … your grandchildren are still paying for the obsolete Site C Dam after they retire.

What if … BC Hydro bulldozed your burial site to straighten a highway?

It is as if the former puppet master bound the taxpayer and attached the strings to our wallets.

What if now, the NDP marionettes cut their strings, followed their hearts, listened to their conscience and cancelled the Site C dam in 2018?

What if … we were given a Christmas present? Would it be that the NDP kept their promises and would not be shackled by unethical manipulation from the past?

Art Bickerton

Saanich

Just Posted

Neighbour details hearing ‘thuds’ the day girls found dead in Oak Bay

Jury at double-murder trial hears from Andrew Berry’s neighbour

Oak Bay’s Logie Lea house designated heritage

Owner will age in place in new lot on Linkleas

Repatriation efforts work to heal and connect through history: Royal BC Museum

Victoria museum’s efforts bolstered by B.C. repatriation grant

Big Lonely Doug among largest old-growth trees now on protection list

B.C. to protect 54 old-growth trees, but critics say it’s not enough

Family to recreate Tod House photo 119 years later

Reunion features 64 descendants of 1890s Oak Bay home

VIDEO: Sparrows raise their chicks in Cadboro Bay deck planter

Jill Yoneda captured 11 days up close with tiny Junco sparrows

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of July 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

Most Read