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Doesn't want 'snitches'

Re. 1 minute idling now the law (Castanet, Aug 11)

An idling bylaw to reduce emissions in Kelowna is a step in the right direction.

Like all bylaws it will be enforced (after) complaints, which means someone has to make a complaint. It is also a way of having people rat on each other instead of having to do the work yourself.

If you make the bylaw at City Hall, find a better way to enforce it. I don't want to live in a society where my neighbours are a bunch of snitches. Take it a little further and we’ll have a bunch of vigilantees on our hands.

On the same subject, what about banning the use of all recreational vehicles? Boats and (personal watercraft) on the lake serve one purpose only, providing cheap thrills to the riders.

Let's name a few others, like ATVs of all kinds and snowmobiles. These are not used to transport anything from point A to point B, with a few exceptions, as far as I know. The less fuel we burn, the less pollution we make, right?

Oh, I keep forgetting, that would be detrimental to our economy and destroy tourism.

When are we going to get serious about pollution or should I laugh?

Alain Lauzon, Penticton



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