Misc. thoughts from the PQB NEWS

Here are some general comments I have after reading numerous stories, letters and editorials published in The NEWS:

Here are some general comments I have after reading numerous stories, letters and editorials published in The NEWS and some of my own observations:

• Really enjoy John Harding’s editorials; this is usually the first thing I read when I pick up the paper.

• Hopefully the decision to cut down numerous trees and install the Parksville water pipeline on the north side of the tracks can be reversed and install it on the south side.

• The population of Parksville back in 1975 was about 3,500 and today it is almost four times that and growing. It would seem that Parksville politicians are allowing too many new homes to be built, considering infrastructure and water shortage problems.

• Would it not be feasible to build a couple of reservoirs to store water during winter then have the water gravity fed to a location for treatment?

• B.C. is exporting one of its resources overseas to Asia but we should make sure we have an abundant source of LNG here for domestic use, otherwise we may in years to come have a shortage — lets ensure good planning instead of short-term gains.

• It’s time to further improve our recycling program by including coffee cups. Yes they are lined with wax so they do not leak, but coffee cups can be recycled. It costs a little more, but it’s very frustrating to view large clear garbage bags at some restaurants that are full of paper products like coffee cups, plates, etc. ready to be picked up for garbage and landfill.

• Leaving Parksville and travelling up Island on 19A, is it possible to have a green arrow so one can turn left on Drew Road? It seems like traffic has increased and difficult to make a left on corner of Drew and Johnstone.

Greg CookeQualicum Beach

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