Letter-writer Bill Piket suggests a polygamist will put his birthday gift to use.

LETTERS: A Bountiful birthday


This week, Winston Blackmore of Bountiful, B.C. celebrates his 60th birthday.


This week, Winston Blackmore of Bountiful, B.C. celebrates his 60th birthday.

Blackmore is, at the latest count, the father of no fewer than 145 children by his 27 wives, and is still fathering away at a rate of approximately one newborn Blackmore baby a month.

Surely thinking up new names as the babies keep coming must present a considerable challenge.

On behalf of a local group of concerned citizens (www.campaignagainstbountifulabuse.com), we have been pleased to celebrate Blackmore’s happy event with a useful gift: The Complete Book of Baby Names, by Leslie Bolton, which contains 100,001 names, which we trust will keep our Canadian champion procreator supplied with all the names he will need over the next few years.

Blackmore will be facing a charge of one count of polygamy before the Supreme Court of B.C. later this year and we trust that justice will prevail.

Bill Piket, White Rock



Just Posted

Hands Against Racism takes over Surrey City Hall

Event included music, dance; two people received awards

Surrey couple visits the Philippines each year to give back to wife’s former village

Nissa and Bob Clarkson give toys to children, provide medical-dental missions

Upbeat White Rock concert blends ecology, history

The Wilds and Tiller’s Folly raise ‘Voices for the Salish Sea’

South Surrey mother guilty of second-degree murder in death of daughter

Lisa Batstone ‘took seven decades of Teagan’s life’

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

VIDEO: Vancouver fall to Seattle in Game 2 of the playoffs

Thunderbirds topple the Giants 4-1 in Langley, evening the Western Conference series one game each

Calgary captain has 3 points as Flames torch Canucks 3-1

Giordano leads way as Alberta side cracks 100-point plateau

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Vancouver-bound transit bus involved in fatal crash near Seattle

One man was killed and a woman injured in crash with bus purchased by TransLink

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Most Read

l -->