Let the battle commence!
The old warcry is about to be heard as contestants gird their loins for the Battle For Qualicum Beach.
As at the middle of August only the mayor intends to contest the top seat to maintain the current direction of small, beautiful and well-managed.
Councillor Mary Brouilette is the only other incumbent to join the fray but her past three years give rise to suspicions that her leanings are more towards the growth group and their wish to enlarge the town to the point of being a mini-Nanaimo.
We are all familiar with the proposals for 200-300 new homes to be spread over the eastern side of town, thus creating more congestion, more sprawl, greater demands on town maintenance and reduction of agricultural and forest land.
This is only for starters. There are other opportunities for their activities on the west side. Apparently the sky’s the limit.
The majority of citizens have in the past indicated their support of the direction in which the town is being guided. There is therefore a need for people to step forward to help preserve this progress and resist the attacks that are surely going to come from these special interest groups.
F.H. Horner, Qualicum Beach