Right are like tools – use them

Rights are like tools - use them to fix something if you think it needs to be fixed, one reader says.

To the Editor,

Re: Beaver Creek Improvment District (BCID) will do what they want regardless of vote.

If we as citizens are upset at the decision our politicians make, we must use the tools and rights we have to make them change or be replaced.

We are lucky to live in the Alberni Valley where so many people have taken a stand on issues affecting us.  We should support all of them by making a choice.

If, like Mr. Hicks, you live in Beaver Creek and are unhappy with the direction the BCID is going, you have an unprecedented opportunity to vote yes and convert to a Regional Service Area.

If you live in Port Alberni and you are unhappy with the direction of our mayor and council you have an incredible slate of 19 candidates running for council and four more for the mayor’s chair.

By the end of November we could see a totally different political landscape.  But it won’t happen if, like last time, only 25 per cent of voters bother to cast a ballot.

Please vote! Check www.portalberni.ca and www.acrd.bc.ca for times and places.

Beaver Creek’s referendum is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Advance voting for Port Alberni and ACRD elections take place Nov. 9 and Nov. 15, and general voting day is Saturday, Nov. 19 at Glenwood Centre.

Chris Alemany,

Port Alberni