Directory of buttheads

I did it finally. 

I have been thinking about it for a long time but finally took the plunge and registered www.butthead.ca.

It will be a really simple website. A place where you can register the licence plate of a “butthead” — you know the ones who cost us a lot of money flicking cigarettes into the grass from their car, motor bike, pedal bike or just walking.

It will be available for everyone to see and maybe will become useful if a fire starts in a particular area on a particular day. Feel free to post pics and dates when the site is up.

So far in this current fiscal year, April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, we have already had 176 forest fires with 1,754 hectares of forest burned. That is a staggering statistic for a little over a month into the fire year. 

As Forestry continues to staff and the province juggles funds to pay, it is remarkable that fires continue to be started by people. On average, 40% of fires are human caused. 

As much as global climate fluctuations may change the nature of the fire and the length and dryness of the season, there is no doubt that we could save a huge amount of taxpayer money by not starting the fires ourselves.

If people want to smoke, I have no issue, but be responsible and dispose of your butt in a container, not in the wild or even on the ground in the city. 

So butt out and stop starting fires or risk being a butthead.


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Mark has been an entrepreneur for over forty years. His experience spans many commercial sectors and aspects of business. He was one of the youngest people to be appointed as a Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management before he left the UK in 1988.

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