Well done to council

Parksville council appears to care about the environment

Re: City plan ‘flawed,’ Page 1, The NEWS, Sept. 28.

The Parksville Resident’s Association is concerned that the environment will get short shrift in the updated OCP.

I would be inclined to agree with them except that I don’t believe the decision-makers are going to be able to avoid the results obtained in their recent Ipsos Reid poll of Parksville residents.

In that survey, “the vast majority of citizens think it is important for the city to be a leader in protecting the environment, even if doing so increases their municipal taxes. The importance attached to environmental protection is consistent with other survey results showing that the environment is a top priority for citizens.”

Bravo, Parksville! And their greatest emphasis was on “preserving and protecting watersheds.” It really doesn’t get any clearer than that.

Faye Smith


Qualicum Beach