No hungry faces

I enjoyed the big photographic spread that you afforded the recent visit of Christy Clark to the totally inadequate health centre.

I enjoyed the big photographic spread that you afforded the recent visit of Christy Clark to the totally inadequate health centre. She patted the local MLA on his back and gave him the sort of photo op from heaven which he so enjoys.

You were pretty fair in your not quite equal reportage of the empty food bank. Pity Ms Clark was not on hand to shake the hands of the folk lining up for a bag of groceries. Not that they would miss the photo op, nor was our local MLA there either.

It is indeed a shame the Vancouver Island Health Authority is lacking the funds it needs to do its job properly. It is also a pity that the VIHA must also ask their clients to spend precious pension food cash on gas to drive over Mount Arrowsmith to Port Alberni hospital in order to participate in a simple five-minute test that could easily be done here in Parksville.

So where are they spending all their money? Administration? Enhanced pensions? Ms Clark’s travel expenses?

I can see how she charms those around her, from the photo you published of her surrounded by the local big wigs. Not a hungry face in the beaming bunch.

Raymond Claxton, Parksville

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