Regarding the article by Robert Barron and backyard burning, I notice only one side of the story is told. Is it not incumbent on the part of a reporter to also hear and report what the other side of the issue is?
We have acreage with lots of trees and some are blown over in windstorms while others are culled for firewood. This generates a lot of branches and tops that are not useable nor compostable and so we burn them. We would need a dump truck to take this away and it certainly would not go to the Fisher Road site where they can create more odours for us in the area to endure.
Miss Lawson was in the paper before and she also wants to ban woodstoves. Is all of the valley supposed to conform to her ideals? If she has to wear a mask to prevent inhaling particulates, as she calls them, then she has serious health problems and might want to consider moving to a utopian part of the province such as Victoria or Vancouver where the air is pure.