Growth is needed
Our family has had the opportunity to live and operate a business in this community for the last 25 years, for which we are grateful. We moved here as a young couple with two small children, and have enjoyed the quaintness of this town.
We do however realize that things need to move forward, and in the last 25 years we have not seen a lot of improvements. Take a walk around our downtown core and count the number of empty stores and take a good look at the shape of many of our old buildings.
Council is just trying to make improvements for the community as a whole.
Let’s stop throwing stones at our new council for trying to improve the quality of this wonderful community we all love to call home, and embrace their ideas for a better and more vibrant Qualicum Beach.
When walking pass Qualicum Elementary School a few days ago, and hearing the children laughing and playing in the school yard, I commented to a senior lady passing by, what a wonderful sound that was.
I understand some people do not want growth, but without the parents of these young children, to bring business into our community, what’s going to happen to our town? Nobody lives forever.