With municipal elections coming soon, we’d like to thank the present Qualicum Beach mayor and council for the dedication and time they’ve devoted to keeping our community one of the most livable in Canada.
We hope that those elected to the next council will be able to resist the relentless pressure to expand our population beyond the limits of our region’s resources.
Most candidates will promote “sustainable development,” not realizing such a policy depends on infinite growth within a finite environment.
Let’s make sure our next council knows they must continue to say no to short-sighted development and yes to changes that lead to our only long-term hope for a livable region — a steady-state, more local economy.
Verdelle and Bill Wilson