Letter to the editor

I read the article about Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s refusal to allow a bat condo to be placed on their land near the old barn in Fairmont. 

I am totally dismayed that the resort has taken this position. They have nothing to lose if they allow alternative housing for the bats on their land. 

I guess that this is what happens when a large and remote corporation takes over a local business; they only care about the environment, human or natural, when it has what they perceive to be an effect on profit. They risk losing public credibility by taking this destructive position against a protected species, which in turn may affect their bottom line. It is a foolish decision of leaders isolated from the reality of the local environment.

Stephen Dykes, Fairmont