Town sends condolences to Japan
The mayor of Qualicum Beach extended his heartfelt sympathies to the people of Japan in light of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe.
“I want to offer our condolences to Japan as a nation for the loss of so many people,” said Teunis Westbroek. “Japan has such a history of helping and looking after each other and rebuilding. I wish them all the success in that.”
Westbroek cited the 1995 quake in Kobe, Japan as an example of how the earthquake-prone nation is able to start anew after a disaster.