Don’t forget to collect fallen fruit in Qualicum Beach area

A reminder to readers with fruit trees: Please collect your fallen fruit or invite others to do so.

Left to rot and ferment, it attracts not only rodents, but raccoons and deer that get “drunk” and stumble around with what can be sad consequences – especially near main roads and highways.

There’s a beautiful tree next to Highway 19A where the fruit drops uncollected. The next time I pass it, I’m going to ask if I can pick and collect the apples (“This handy ladder in the back of my car? Merely a coincidence …”). If the owner says yes, there’s an apple pie in my future!

May I also comment on the expansion of Qualicum’s Ravensong pool to accommodate Parksville swimmers?

Mark me down as a “no.” Parksville’s growing population deserves its own pool – and Qualicum deserves a recreational facility beside its pool.

Town councillors… make it so.

Nicole Parton

Qualicum Beach

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