Editor John Harding's editorial Jan. 10 regarding the upcoming B.C. election and candidates (A rock and a hard place) was fair and balanced and spoke to the facts in a positive way, which seems to be true of most of Harding's editorials, regardless of what yesterday's man, Frank Horner, continues to complain about.
I happen to agree with most of what Harding writes, other than his stance on continuing to allow tax exemptions for special interest groups, but we can debate that another time.
For now, it is all about getting Michelle Stilwell elected May 14. It is quite exciting that someone with her qualifications has agreed to stand for election in our riding. We are very fortunate to have her as a candidate.
Harding's editorials are a welcome change from the writings of his predecessor and his competition. I ask that he please continue with his positive no-spin style — it is rather refreshing, and it's nice to see someone who is "Pumped on 2013" (the headline over one of his early-January editorials).
It goes along with the efforts that three of our Qualicum Beach councillors, Bill Luchtmeijer, Dave Willie and Mary Brouilette are making in their effort to try and bring our town into the 21st century. What with four businesses closing, five that are up for sale and three with a no-hope sustainable business model, we need all the positive energy we can find.