Holding your nose

The term ‘hold your nose and vote’ has a whole new meaning.

Since my first election in the 1960s, I have voted for the B.C. NDP. At times I have been the nameless, faceless campaign worker for more than one NDP candidate.

When the upheaval and removal of Carole James as leader took place I was furious. This opinion was vented through letters to Jenny Kwan and Leonard Krog stating my displeasure.

The response? E-mail junk mail for a year. No personal response at all. If this was a complaint to a business and no response was received, I would boycott said business. That is what happened on a large scale this election. The NDP was boycotted.

I felt cheated in the 2013 BC election. For the first time, I felt that I had no one to vote for. Adrian Dix with his own baggage or Christy Clark, Gordy Campbell’s right-hand person, who will abandon the environment and attempt to balance the budget on the backs of students and people with less to give.

The term ‘hold your nose and vote’ has a whole new meaning.

Hugh Baker

Nanoose Bay

 

 

 

Just Posted

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club on a roll for artificial turf

Project to cost over $500,000 but will save club money

More Parksville pop-up water parks planned

Fire department says Sunday, Aug. 18 next one on the agenda

Hi Neighbour Day celebrates 50th year in Errington

Pancake breakfast, parade, zucchini race and more planned for this years’ festivities

Semi-truck crashes on Hwy. 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet

Drivers heading in or out of Tofino-Ucluelet Friday afternoon should expect delays

Errington scrap wood fire still under investigation

Three fire departments deployed to battle highly visible blaze

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Most Read