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Nanaimo’s lower gas costs still among tops on Island

To the Editor,

Re: Lower gas prices a sound of silence, Saturday Reflection, Nov. 10.

I found Chris Hamlyn’s commentary  about lower gas prices a little silly.

Why be thankful to our local gas stations that have finally lowered their prices to a reasonable level comparable to  those on the rest of the Island?

They have made plenty of money gouging us when all other gas stations across North America were dropping their gas prices to record levels in the past month or two.  And then ....raising their prices an eye-popping 12 cents overnight just because it was Thanksgiving long weekend.

Sorry, I just can’t find it in my heart to be grateful.

Now if the Nanaimo gas stations, which are still near the top of gas prices being charged on Vancouver Island, were to lead the country – or even just the Island – by having lower prices than anywhere else, I will be the first person to write in a letter of thanks.

Petra Tschauner

Nanoose Bay

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