Duncan – Re: Friday, Aug. 1, letters to the editor “Didn’t we know the mill was there?” We had been negotiating the purchase of our property in late 1974. In the first week of February 1975 our purchase was complete. That same week it was announced that Domans had purchased and was building a mill on the defunct Slegg Bros. Mill site. Four times the size.
We were at that time involved with the Cowichan Estuary Preservation Society. We had many talks with the new mill owners. There was to be only two shifts a day, five days a week. Not three shifts for 24 hours a day. No weekends. The mill had people who listened! Why are we now the bad people when this industry does what it wants?