Letters to the Editor

Craig Bay is nice

I read Neil Horner’s column in today’s paper (The News, Oct. 21) and felt appalled at his criticisms regarding those who move to this Island from other parts of Canada, apparently blaming them for sending house prices here through the roof.

I’m sure local realtors and many other businesses who have benefitted hugely from this perceived “swarming” cannot agree with him.

In fact, the expertise of many new residents, particularly retirees with their varied experience, have enriched this area with their contributions to both civic and volunteer organizations.

As one whose parents were pioneers in this province, I’m proud to say my husband and I moved to the Island 15 years ago, primarily because of the more temperate climate.

After living in the City of Parksville for several years, we eventually relocated (within the city) to Craig Bay — certainly not for its “ticky-tacky, cookie-cutter housing” (again quoting Neil) but because it is an architecturally designed, beautifully landscaped community near the Pacific Ocean.

 

And its residents contribute substantially to Parksville’s tax base.

 

 

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