Letters

Outsiders butt out

Recent letter writer Mike Battams writes an interesting letter, but it follows a common theme by other non-taxpaying, non-residents of Qualicum: that the town should embrace every new idea. Such non-residents do not bear the financial burden of a bad decision. He claims to have “truly an outside perspective of no special interest,” but does he hope that the town’s residents will be susceptible to his suggestions?

Surely, it is the local taxpayers who must elect councillors and make decisions about the direction Qualicum follows, and not outsiders like himself.   Projects should be considered solely on their merits, and not be part of a precedent-setting propaganda campaign.

Tony Marsland

Qualicum Beach

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surrey zombies to attempt epic Thriller dance in Cloverdale
 
Young voices from Africa
 
Halloween events to fill the weekend
Tall ship, free tours
 
Elevating dance in Surrey
 
Dazzling drill team hosts fundraiser
Clooney, Cuaron, and Toronto should inspire Vancouver Film Festival
 
Fairy tale performance
 
Cloverdale Calendar: Pumpkin Power, Halloween Parade and craft sales galore