Do the afflictions of the few determine policy?

I use a woodstove to primarily heat my house, does that make me ignorant or inconsiderate? I hope not.

I use a woodstove to primarily heat my house, does that make me ignorant or inconsiderate? I hope not.

I recently looked into the cost of a new source of heat for my house and was surprised and terrified at the cost of the venture. It’s not only the thousands of dollars that is would be to purchase a new heat pump or gas furnace but the constant supply of electricity or gas that are forever rising in costs.

I have seen the direct impact of poor air quality in close family members and fully appreciate their struggle to breath properly and live a normal life, but what else can we do? Do the actions or afflictions of the few determine the outcome of the many?

As with the barriers on the Malahat, does the bad driving of the few affect the taxes and monetary outgoings that the majority have to compensate for? I love our valley, but does living here mean that I cannot afford to live here?


Bryan Richardson

Shawnigan Lake

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