Political history

Richmond was getting out of hand, just like Parksville is now, and Qualicum Beach is getting pushed that way now.

I was born and raised in Richmond and married a Richmond girl. Joyce and I were in a position where Richmond was getting out of hand, just like Parksville is now and it kind of looks like Qualicum is getting pushed that way now.

So in 1980. we packed up and left Richmond and settled in Eaglecrest. For 25 years we were lucky in Eaglecrest. We met a lot of nice people, but as time went on, these nice people sort of drifted away or passed away. Anyway, we sold out and were lucky to buy a place in Chartwell and have been here ever since.

We have been very lucky and have enjoyed everything and every part of it, except in the last three years. The change in government in Qualicum has not been good. We were not happy with three councillors, two of whom we voted for. This time we are not voting for them. The mayor, we have always voted for, is a good man.

When we first came to Qualicum in 1980 we always had good government. At that time, Art Skipsey was a good mayor and council has been very good. Except for the last three years. When we came in 1980 they had an administrator by the name of Leo Klees. As far as I know Klees ruled with a heavy hand. We now have a new administrator and I hope he can take things in hand as Klees did.

Courtenay FosterQualicum Beach