Don’t sell water

Re: recent story in The NEWS about Qualicum Beach possibly selling its water to Parksville.

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.

Robert TritschlerParksville

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Oceanside minor lacrosse trio drafted by Nanaimo Timbermen

Three among eight players picked by BCJLA club

U.K. press wonders if Nanaimo bars lured Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Canada

‘Prince Harry’s favourite snack revealed,’ trumpets tabloid

Naked Naturals has tentative deal for $2.5M purchase of town-owned in Qualicum Beach

Business plan includes a new grocery store, 32 units of rental housing and parking

Clinic helps retired Parksville educator return to running

ORCA Learn to Run program to start Feb. 5

Robbie Burns to be celebrated across Parksville Qualicum Beach

Legions host suppers and celebrations in trio of communities

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

Blue Monday is a myth but seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues are real

Canadian Mental Health Association says weather can affect mood

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Most Read