Home of the homeless?

We have been informed that Berwick is withdrawing their application to build a badly needed seniors residence and multi-use building, leaving the City of Parksville to become the location of what will literally be a wide-open uncontrollable drug house.

It is terrifying to think that Parksville will quickly become the main attraction on the Island for drug users and pushers.

Are the supporters willing to accept personal responsibility and liability for the increase in crime? Will nearby grocery stores be forced to hire bouncers to make sure customers leave their bags and backpacks at the door?

Will the drug house cover the cost of security camera systems for all the downtown merchants and for uniformed security guards in all nearby businesses? How about extra staff to watch for shoplifters? Who pays? Certainly not the pushers and definitely not me.

Ban drugs in all forms and we might be able to get Berwick to change their minds. Council had better reconsider as they have their priorities all wrong.

Welcome to Parksville – home of the homeless.

Del Rokosh


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