Things unlikely to get better soon

Lack of opportunity shows lack of vision

The hubris of Qualicum Beach Council seems to know no bounds in its involvement the issue of the possible closure of KSS.

It seems not to be content to do the job it was mandated to do, but is now venturing into areas where is has no authority, expertise or responsibility.

It seems that since we have a duly constituted school board whose responsibility it is to deal with such issues, it should be left to do just that without political interference.

The irony here is that councils present and past, in my view are part of the problem. The reality at KSS as with many other schools is the decline in student enrolment. That decline is due in part to the fact that for a couple of generations, families have become increasingly smaller.

But in Qualicum Beach that is not the only reason. The reality is that if you’re a retiree with a comfortable income, this is a pretty nice place to live, but if you are a young family there really isn’t much to attract you if you are looking for a decent paying job. Given this town’s anti-development posture and the prevalent NIMBYism in Qualicum Beach, things aren’t likely to improve any time soon.

Jack MacLean

 

Qualicum Beach

 

 

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