Quaint Qualicum

Once again a letter from someone who wants to change our beautiful small town of Qualicum Beach.

I’m replying to David Sneddon’s letter (The NEWS, Sept. 27).

Once again a letter from someone who wants to change our beautiful small town of Qualicum Beach.

Who does Sneddon think is buying all the houses for sale lately? Folks from other parts of the country who want to retire here, or just live here, and why? We have a beautiful small town, with a lot of quaint little businesses, and yes, some open, and some close, but there’s also very many long-time businesses that provide what is needed and appreciated. But then that happens everywhere.

Sneddon suggests that Qualicum Beach will become a ghost town. Not in this lifetime. Has he not been walking downtown this past summer, or near the beach? People come from far and wide to experience our quaint, small-town atmosphere and over-all friendliness. If we ever change that, only then will this town be ruined.

I can’t understand why people move here and then want to change things. If you aren’t happy, feel free to leave and let others in to enjoy what we have.

Baiba CoatesQualicum Beach