Not all growth is a bad thing
The collection of letters in your Oct. 8 edition appeared to truly reflect a growing mentality in this area.
That mentality seems to be, Stop! Stop growing, stop developing, stop allowing newcomers into the area, stop the construction of any information or education facilities.
My wife and I happen to live in Nanoose Bay, a truly wonderful pace. We live in the adult park known as Red Gap, along with about 100 other senior family units.
But what would have happened if the same mentality had existed a few years ago?
The answer is simple. The park would never have been permitted to come into existence.
Ditto the nearby wonderfully convenient shopping centre with a high quality supermarket, post office, dentist, accountant, savings bank, video store, restaurant and pharmacy.
What if the same mentality had prevailed in Parksville during the past 20 years?
Virtually everything we enjoy in that community would never have come into existence; no new restaurants, supermarkets, fast food outlets, real estate offices, car dealerships and so forth.
We would have been forced to travel to Nanaimo or Victoria for all those services — or done without.