Letters to the Editor for July 20, 2016

Pacific Rim Park hero Bruce Scott remembered

Editor:

This summer, on the 20th anniversary of his death, the Bamfield Community Museum and Archives’ Tenth Annual Exhibit pays tribute to The Life and Legacy of R. Bruce Scott.

He played a major, but mostly forgotten, role in the establishment of the Pacific Rim National Park, devoting close to 40 years to lobbying for protection of the coast he so passionately loved.

As a local historian, he wrote five invaluable books and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers. His fifth book, Gentlemen on Imperial Service, is a fascinating look at the history of the Trans-Pacific Cable, which brought him, as an employee of the Cable Board, to its Bamfield terminus in 1930.

A sixth book was left unfinished when Scott died, at age 91, in 1996. His daughter Susan Scott has generously given the rights to his books to the Bamfield Historical Society, which has plans to reissue them. (Copies of Gentlemen are still available in Bamfield and from the BHS).

To learn more about this unsung Vancouver Island hero, come to the Bamfield Museum exhibit, which continues through to the Labour Day weekend.

For more about Bamfield’s past, see: bamfieldhistory.com.

Judith Phillips,DirectorBamfield Historical Society

We should be proud of B.C.’s Liberal government

Editor:

B.C. is a have province, has the only AAA credit rating in all of  Canada, has four balanced  budgets in a row, with the 2016-2017 budget being the only balanced budget in all of  Canada; the best economic growth in 2015 in all of Canada, and is destined to have the best economic growth for 2016, too.

We have the number one premier in all of Canada for 2015 as manager of taxpayer dollars, and as of June, 2016, the lowest unemployment rate.

What more can we ask for? British Columbians should be proud of the present provincial government regardless of which political party they give their  support to.

Joe Sawchuk, Duncan