Saying 'We told you so' now rather than later
B. Mellin's letter (Record, Feb. 8) has ﬁnally persuaded me to write to the editor for the ﬁrst time.
We completely agree with her; our apathy over the hospital site is appalling! We assumed common sense would eventually prevail, but that hasn't happened, and is no excuse for our silence.
It might very well be too late, but can we speak up rather than waiting to say, "We told you so?"
We lived in Port Alice for 39 years, and thought by retiring and moving to the Comox Valley, with a new, state-of-the art hospital, our long journeys for medical care would be over. It seems that won't be the case at all.
What will we be gaining after spending a huge amount of taxpayer money? It makes no sense to build two hospitals, splitting the resources and staff, not to mention the proposed location.
What can we do at this late date? Sadly, we have remained silent for too long. Can we start a petition, have a meeting for concerned citizens, protest in some way?
It may be beyond our control, but we have to ﬁnally be heard!