Hoover NaAs Newsletter - April 22, 07
Hi again folks.
First I want to
thank all of you that continue to write Campbell and company
regarding "Falcon's Folly" ! Please don't stop and get others to do
Second I want to
encourage the TRAHVOL group to continue the fight. It may seem like
you're alone fighting an issue in your backyard, but from the
e-mails and conversations I receive I can tell you that the people
of Delta don't want those towers in Tsawwassen anymore than they
want a highway through the Bog. So when the chips are down there
should be lots of support for you.
Third I would like
to suggest that we all watch VERY CLOSELY the Mohawk issues in
Ontario. They have a grievance over the ownership of a gravel pit,
and because government isn't listening they shut down the main rail
line between Toronto and Montreal for 48 hours.
- please note
.... no police on site
.... no confrontation with authorities
.... the railways caved in and put 3500
travellers on buses and planes
.... a sheriff read a document to them to get off
the tracks, the Mohawks said "no"
.... the issue was on the CBC National
news several nights as the lead story
Now we should watch to see what happens to those
Canadians that blockaded the tracks. Do those Canadians get put in
jail? Do those Canadians get fined?
Do those Canadians have to compensate the railway
for trespassing and business lost? Do those Canadians have to
compensate the thousands of travellers they prevented from
Now don't jump to conclusions ....... you never
know ...... maybe there is one legal system for all Canadians.
I'm just thinking that if they can get National
News coverage for their issues, and there is no repercussions from
police, government and the legal system, then maybe it would work in
What a joke eh!!!!!!
the April 21st issue of the Optimist there is an article on truck
inspections that took place this week in Delta. It is full of
disgusting statistics on the condition of the container trucks that
run all over Delta's highways. I cannot ask Ted Murphy at the
Optimist to continuously publish letters from me, but I really need
you and others to write the Optimist, The Premier, Kevin Falcon, and
You can say anything you like but I
offer some talking points;
- incidents of unsafe trucks were up 14%
over last year
- we only check these trucks at random,
once or twice a year
- the proposed SFPR has no facility to
check these trucks at all
- Delta is going to get thousands more
of these on all our roads.
- the trucks are now burning home made
fuel which reduces their costs and increases air pollution
- last year Vancouver Ports said they
were instituting a policy that trucks must be mechanically fit to
work at the Port. We said then it wouldn't work, and this week was
CONCRETE proof that it doesn't. ANY business in this province that
puts equipment on the road must be RESPONSIBLE for the mechanical
safety and operation of that equipment..... NOT THE PORT... they
That way the Port has no responsibility,
and even avoids workers compensation etc etc.
The PEOPLE of DELTA now inherit all that
personal risk, liability, dirt and filth.
As I said write what you like, but this
is becoming disgusting!
2/ Last October we and the affiliated
groups, were given 3000 pages of documents that comprised the
Gateway Environmental Assessment Application for the SFPR, which we
had to read, study, research and reply to formally by Dec 17/07. We
did as well as we could.
You may have noticed in the papers that
Gateway asked for a pause in the application and as a result another
window has opened for public response to the application. Attached
please find that Notice as published in the paper. I can't tell you
how important it is to flood the EAO with letters objecting to this
highway on the subject of your choice. Your concern does not have to
be environmental, it can be agricultural, safety or simply traffic
congestion, please see the Notice.
I know this seems futile but sitting
quiet and doing nothing guarantees this highway will go ahead as
planned. We are turning heads at higher levels so it is extremely
important for residents to register their concerns en-mass. I will
be writing the Optimist with incentives for the public to write in
before the May 19 deadline....... PLEASE WRITE and get others to do
3/ Last week Kevin Falcon addressed the
Delta Chamber of Commerce regarding the SFPR.
As residents of South Delta we are
accustomed to having the smell of manure in the spring air!
I responded to his nonsense in the
Optimist and I really have to thank Ted Murphy for always finding
space for my long winded letters. I won't dwell on it here other
than to say, he spreads mis-information, doesn't know what Delta
needs, doesn't care what Delta needs, and continues to barf out the
same rhetoric he did 2 years ago.
My bottom line....... when it comes to
my home and the homes of my friends and neighbours, I don't care
what Toronto needs, and I don't get a _____ about China!
4/ Now some good news..... best to
Recently we made contact with a young
fellow who does film documentaries, and he became very interested in
our concerns re the SFPR in Delta.
This coming Thursday April 26 (weather
permitting) we will start filming!
The intent is to start in North Delta
following the route of the SFPR and it's trail of destruction
through Delta. When we reach the hook up with Deltaport Way we will
do a segment on the Hydro lines through Tsawwassen and how Hoover/Naas
has suggested running the lines to the Port to assist in reducing
air pollution in the lower mainland. Then we will go back to the end
of Deltaport Way and follow the Hoover/Naas route back up to the
original starting point in North Delta.
Obviously the affiliated Delta Groups in
Delta will contribute and make on camera comments but what we need
is the following;
- property owners affected by the SFPR
that will allow us to come on their property to film, and if they
wish comment on camera re the effects of the SFPR on their life.
- business or farm owners that will
allow us access or want to comment
- representatives of groups or
organizations who wish to have input
- politicians that want to air their
- folks in Tsawwassen who are effected
by the hydro towers that would let us film in their back yards.
- if you have or know of anything that
might contribute impact to this film please let us know
The intent is to use video to replace
hours and hours of reading and study that most people would have to
do to understand the entire scope of this issue....... and it sure
beats listening to me explain everything!
Done right this film can make our issues
abundantly clear to anyone and everyone that sees it.
It will be our intent to make sure
people in power get to see this film.
If Campbell ignores us and decides to
proceed this film will make the Liberal Green policy and their open
and transparent government a joke!
We also intend to show very clearly that
all of this destruction in Delta is brought on by one thing and one
thing only...... The Port!
When Gateway is gone and Falcon takes
his pension $$$$$$$$ the residents of Delta will have to continue
debating and dealing with all these Port issues forever. The only
way that outcome can be changed is by the implementation of Hoover/Naas.
Please let us know asap if you have
something to contribute to the film.
Thanks for all your support and please
keep writing those letters!
As always let me know if you want on or
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