Congratulations to writer R. Vincent Parsons (The NEWS, Oct. 28) for his excellent rebuttal to Brian Peckford’s letter of Oct. 21. From my perspective, there are many people here in Qualicum Beach who would agree.
There appears to be a concerted effort by some to portray previous councils before the present one as saying ‘no’ to everything. As I recall those years, we saw The Gardens built, we saw the Hardware Store relocate, we had roundabout construction and started the College Inn redevelopment. It is no fault of the town that the last mentioned project is presently stalled.
At times it is the duty of council to say no to some things. That is why we elect them, to be custodians of the kind of place we want to live in. As Parsons points out, we have many places where unfettered development has taken place. Qualicum Beach is unique not only in B.C. but in the whole of Canada. Let’s keep it that way.
Wim VonkQualicum Beach