Can’t afford flights with this economy

Re: Delegation hopes economic opportunities take flight with WestJet service to Calgary, June 22.

To the Editor,

Re: Delegation hopes economic opportunities take flight with WestJet service to Calgary, June 22.

It is wonderful that we can now enjoy the speed and comfort of direct flights to Calgary.  Kudos for Nanaimo. I do feel strongly that planning to send 30 people from the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation to Calgary as a goodwill gesture was excessive. Were they paying their own way?  If they weren’t, I am grateful that the trip was cancelled, as there seems to be too many freeloaders at every level of government.

I don’t think in our present economic climate we can afford this type of extravagance. I see the city saw fit to raise recreation fees. Poor priorities I would say.

G. B. Wilsonvia e-mail