An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING surprising about the federal government’s announcement that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is back on track.
Not surprising that it was approved a second time, and not surprising that it continues to be a source of disunity across the country. The same groups and individuals as before are all for it, the same ones as before are against it.
There will be appeals and protests but the feds say construction could re-start sometime this summer. In the meantime, may the rhetoric be intelligent, may the protests be peaceful.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.