On Sunday, July 12 at 10 a.m., I arrived at my store in downtown Qualicum Beach to open for business.
I was greeted with the sight of a Town of Qualicum Beach worker power washing the plaza area of the town clock on Memorial Avenue. What a waste of a precious commodity.
Upon talking to the worker, apparently the Town of Qualicum Beach in its wisdom, or should I say lack of leadership, feels there’s no need to conserve water, even in the face of provincial drought standards and in the case of severe need such as a major fire whereby our reserves of water would be in great need.
I find this to be just utterly asinine. Where is the leadership in Qualicum? Sure we may be in better shape than others in water supply, but we are only at July 12 in a year they are calling for severe drought conditions to persist.
Where is the leadership? I am sure I am not alone in wondering!
Ralph CaustonQualicum Beach