Peake said what everyone was thinking

Lake Cowichan – I would like to respond to Mr. Peake’s letter about the spending going on in Lake Cowichan. He is absolutely right. There is so much being spent on attempting to make the town look pretty but so many empty buildings.

My mother and I moved here back in 1982. I remember it being a busy town with so many things going on. All of the buildings had a business. Now it’s turning into a pretty little ghost town.

People are paying unnecessary taxes for unnecessary additions, and most of them can’t afford it. My mother is one of them. Her taxes have tripled over the 30 years we have lived here.

There needs to be much more discussion before the next municipal election. Thank you Mr.

Peake for saying what we have all been thinking.

Melissa Black

Lake Cowichan