Gas prices continue to rise in B.C. (Black Press file)

Gas prices continue to rise in B.C. (Black Press file)

Cowichan commuters lament gas hikes

“As someone who commutes from Sooke to Duncan every day for work — very!”

How concerned are you about gas prices rising? That’s the question we asked on our Facebook page along with a story about the prices of gas across the province. You responded with a general consensus of “very”.

“As someone who commutes from Sooke to Duncan every day for work — very!” wrote Katie McLaughlin.

She’s not the only commuter worried.

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“We live in Youbou, and hubby works in Victoria. So he stays in Victoria 5-6 days a week, because of these ridiculous gas prices. It’s brutal,” Kelsy Roberts wrote.

“Due to the crappy rental market I live in Lake Cowichan but my kids all go to school in Duncan, child care providers are in Duncan and I work in Duncan. The price of gas definitely has a big impact on me being a single mother,” wrote Amanda Armstrong.

She said she’d love to move back to Duncan.

Gloria Hamilton agreed.

“For those who work for a living the rising cost of gas presents a real financial hardship,” she explained.

Others still understand the implications.

“Well I guess there will be more electric cars. Sad it will be forced on us,” Mark Roberts wrote.

Jen Speuth Charlie believes nobody is going to win.

“It’s a ‘damned if you do and damned if you don’t’ situation,” she wrote. “Buy gas pay the price. Convert to a electric car then they’ll raise the rate for that too.”

There is one option, however. Just don’t drive.

“Driving is a privilege, we don’t all get to do it, be grateful you can drive,” said Marie Blue.