Dear Editor:

Economic viability is based on producing a needed product or service. This is what provides jobs and supports, through taxes, community services. Reading current comments and articles, this seems to be a foreign concept.

Civic organizations talk about government money for a consultant to formulate a sustainable, green plan based on relaxation.

Hey, I thought relaxation was about putting your feet up on the sofa and watching TV. Not much economic stimulus in that.

An MLA candidates main emphasis is opposing positive economic opportunities and supporting more government. I see also major ads for both federal and provincial employment and job training. I also see numerous employees wanted ads.

This valley has many well-run organizations that provide needed products and great hospitality services.

That is where the prosperity is. Lets focus on them. They are the source of jobs and community viability not studies, protesting and government handouts.

Walter Benstead