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UBO Remembered – in 1955.

From “UBO Remembered”, a history of our community from the early 1900’s onward, this picture of a slide in 1955. Of the over 400 slides that have occurred in 70 years as documented in the CVRD’s Geo-Hazard Report, this was truly a devastating one.

Those who think slides were “mischaracterized” or that the report would cause residents unwarranted alarm should never forget that our community lies at the foot of two steep mountains. Our community is no stranger to slides and logging increases the risk ten-fold.

Mosaic (the logging company formerly known as TimberWest) said that they weren’t going to log the mountains in 2019. The mountains and the risks of slides will be exactly the same in 2020, 2021, 2022…

A year’s reprieve is cold comfort.
We want more. We deserve more.

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