Wood representatives get preservatives

So I assume you were using some kind of electronic device that changed “preservatives” to “representatives”

Editor’s Note: The following letter is in reference to the article, “Retired doctor calls for restoration of planer mill site” in our Aug. 29 issue. In the article we reported that Dr. Mackenzie had said that locals had told him the site had been contaminated by wood representatives and transformers. What we meant to say was wood preservatives and transformers. We apologize for the error.

Editor, The Times:

Thanks for turning my babbling presentation at the Council meeting into something resembling an articulate statement.

However, I’m pretty sure I didn’t claim that there were “wood representatives” buried on the site.

Do you know some history that I missed? Did they represent union or management? Was it actually a member of the old Teamsters’ Union? Do we finally know where Jimmy Hoffa is interred?

Before there were decent roads my dear old Dad would come to Clearwater by train so that he and Frank Capostinsky could pound desk-tops and roar at each other. He made vehement demands for better wages and benefits for IWA members, but that didn’t diminish his respect for and friendship with “Old Cap”. There was no murder in their hearts.

So I assume you were using some kind of electronic device that changed “preservatives” to “representatives”. Damn you, auto-correct!

At least I hope that’s what it is.

Bob MacKenzie


Clearwater, B.C.



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