Represent the electors

Getting voted into office doesn't give carte blanche to do whatever you want

As a resident and taxpayer of Qualicum Beach, I find it very difficult to understand how three council members, who were duly elected to represent the views of the residents, can arbitrarily decide what is in the best interests of all.

The vast majority of residents have expressed a valid concern re: the proposed, five-storey building, and the waiving of the development costs involved, so, surely, in any democratic community, there should at least be a referendum so the taxpayers the council is elected to represent can express their opinion.

The proposed new building will not be bringing in the new families that we so badly need, but will be catering to older people coming to experience the joys of living here on the Island.

We are indeed fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and, although progress is necessary, the decision regarding such a major change at this particular venue should be made by the residents and taxpayers.

Jean Forbes

 

Qualicum Beach

 

 

Just Posted

Island-filmed TV series gets third season

Crews returning to Parksville Qualicum Beach to film in the spring

Ladysmith marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Ontario licensed marijuana producer Aphria has reached an agreement to acquire Ladysmith-based… Continue reading

Sutherland steps down as SOS executive director

From receptionist to executive director

Pickup ignites in Parksville driveway

Firefighters put out blaze that fully engulfed vehicle

Weight loss a challenge of mind over matter

Qualicum Beach coach says brain holds key to a healthy body

Did you get Hitched in Courtenay on Sunday?

The first annual wedding show saw big crowds and included two fashion shows

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

Town of Qualicum Beach schedules two more OCP meetings

Meetings planned for Jan. 17 and 24

UPDATE: Police continue to seek missing Qualicum Beach woman

Oceanside RCMP requesting public assistance in locating Carmel Georgina Gilmour

Island Health seeks new executive director for Nanaimo and area

Suzanne Fox, who has filled the position since 2015, is no longer with the health authority

UPDATE: Report finds ‘deep mismanagement’ of IHealth project

Minister of Health Adrian Dix was at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital discussing IHealth review

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Most Read