Let Qualicum Beach grow

My dad earned more than his dad. I earned more than my dad. My children earned more than I ever did. I think that this is fantastic.

My dad earned more than his dad. I earned more than my dad. My children earned more than I ever did. I think that this is fantastic.

Over the years, this is what has fuelled the economy and all the advancements we have seen. This is why the baby boomers are now retiring with the largest amount of  personal wealth of any other group of any other retirees ever.

Some of these could be your children or relatives. In my view, members of the Qualicum Beach Residents’ Association (QBRA) are totally against them retiring here. My guess is that they are hoping for a Donald to build a wall or stop the ferry services. Forget it. Neither will work and they are already here but just not in Qualicum Beach. Just take a look around: 25 homes here, 50 there and another 100 starting soon.

How about the possibility of a major development at Deep Bay and also someone talking about 784 homes just outside of our boundary. All of this is why someone is spending millions to completely re-do Wembley Mall.

This is what I don’t understand. The QBRA members make up only 3.66 per cent of the population. I believe they imply that the mayor and council members are in their hip pocket, because all we get are rejections from the council of anything that would improve Qualicum Beach.

The list of rejected proposals by our mayor and council is very, very long.

Brad Wylie’s book, A History of Vancouver Island’s Best Kept Secrets, written in 1992, is 24 years out of date. Isn’t it time we took a more positive view for development of our town?

Allowing development in Qualicum Beach will help sustain our small businesses so the town doesn’t become a ghost town with stores and restaurants closing.

If you think like I do that standing still is going backwards, please remember this for our next election.

David SneddonQualicum Beach

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