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People who live on islands make their own beds

Dear editor,

May I react to the article titled “Ferries stretch budget” in the Record of Jan. 14 by a “fixed income couple?”

Most of our grandchildren are located in Alberta for economic reasons. To visit them, we too have to use and pay for the ferry plus spending a lot more on gasoline to reach them.

Of course, we could move to the snow-rich province to avoid the cost of the ferries, however, we choose the soft climate and beauty of living on the island. We usually “make our own beds” and if we do, the consequences are ours to deal with.

To enlighten this subject, it is my understanding from my eldest son that the ferry cost in B.C. is very reasonable in comparison with other areas in the world.

The price to live in this pristine area of the world is to my understanding very reasonable, however, this could change overnight if the waterway becomes part of the highway system, worse yet if a bridge would connect the mainland to Vancouver Island.

In a short time, real estate prices would level or even exceed house prices in Greater Vancouver.

Fortunately, we can complain and have the right to do so, however, speaking for myself, I feel privileged to live in this part of the world that can’t be compared in beauty nor otherwise with any other place in the world.

Ary Sala,

Fanny Bay

 

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