Re: recent story in The NEWS about Qualicum Beach possibly selling its water to Parksville. I always try to give councillors and members of governing bodies credit for common sense. Unfortunately, Qualicum Beach Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer shatters my faith.
What is he thinking? Our neighbours to the south would love such a stupid move. Open the floodgates and let us send all our remaining water to California for the best buck. There are certain things that should not be bartered as commodities.
They are basic ingredients of life. Water, air and sustenance and they should not be in the mix of bauxite, wood and coal. If that is his thinking process and he actually thinks this is a long term strategy, we as a race, are doomed. I hope the members of his community stand up and give him a resounding “no way” and look for a new councillor at the next election.