Odd things claimed beneath the midnight sun

Odd things claimed beneath the midnight sun The weird logic of Karen Simon's opinion piece ("Leave the Peel for real Yukoners," Nov. 30) leaves one breathless. Let's set aside for the moment her odd premise that if miners can't get everything they want,

The weird logic of Karen Simon’s opinion piece (“Leave the Peel for real Yukoners,” Nov. 30) leaves one breathless. Let’s set aside for the moment her odd premise that if miners can’t get everything they want, then no one gets to go into the Peel. It actually gets more odd.

To echo her complaint about Dr. Suzuki, she hasn’t a clue what she is talking about and she actually admits it. She hasn’t been into the Peel region and she proudly asserts that she wouldn’t “waste all that money” to go anyway. Yet she confidently repeats nonsense about how crowded and messy it is. Since Ms. Simon has never been there and evidently has read little about it, she might be excused for not knowing very much.

Apparently in Ms. Simon’s world, the only “real Yukoners” are miners and their supporters – most of whom are non-residents. Just what does this make First Nation citizens who stand by 100 per cent protection in the Peel but will accept the planning commission’s final recommended plan as a compromise?

Conrad Frieslander

Whitehorse