Letter to the Editor

Old-fashioned letters to the editor can have a real impact - they get your message in front of hundreds or thousands of people. A letter to the editor doesn’t need to be long: a couple hundred words is ideal.

Here are some key points to communicate:

  • The Flathead Valley is a special wilderness with incredible biodiversity, home to grizzlies, wolverines, and many other species. It is one of the very few undeveloped southern valleys that we have left.
  • Grizzlies, wolverines and wildlife need room to roam, away from humans and their roads, buildings and garbage. The Flathead is a critical connectivity corridor along the Rocky Mountains, across the US-Canada border.
  • This proposal would put 2 lodges, 22 cabins and tourists on year-round guided tours in the remote reaches of the Flathead - and that would disrupt grizzlies, wolverines and wilderness.
  • Permanent protection for this wilderness has long been proposed - and this tourism proposal would make that impossible. No one wants a front-country park with lodges and roads in the Flathead.
  • Now, more than ever, the need for permanent protection is clear - before it’s too late.

For more letter to the editor ideas, read more here.

Send your letter to one or more of our local papers or our provincial papers, read by our elected representatives. And please send us a copy at info@flathead.ca.

Local papers:

Fernie Free Press (editor@thefreepress.ca)
Cranbrook Townsman (barry.coulter@cranbrooktownsman.com)
E-know (East Kootenay wide) (editor@e-know.ca)
Elk Valley Herald (news@elkvalleyherald.ca

Provincial papers:

Victoria Times-Colonist (letters@timescolonist.com)
Vancouver Sun (sunletters@vancouversun.com)


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