Why would anyone buy gas at the highest prices in the country if there are other options? For those who don’t venture far, they may have little choice.
Buying locally in a small town is commendable, supporting the community and enabling local businesses to stay viable. But it works both ways. In order for businesses to thrive, it is hoped that customers are treated with respect and understanding. If local gas stations are able to lower their prices, it is possible that they will attract more customers and in doing so, increase their sales.
As for tourism marketing, having notoriety as the place with the highest gas prices in the country does little to promote our area.
Gloria CarpenterQualicum Beach