Island residents deserve some compensation

The millions of dollars we lost in 2010 in one of the greatest scandals in B.C. history, the continuing egregious Vander Zalm Vancouver Island Gas Pipeline scandal, have now been released.

To the Editor,

The millions of dollars we lost in 2010 in one of the greatest scandals in B.C. history, the continuing egregious Vander Zalm Vancouver Island Gas Pipeline scandal, have now been released.

You and your fellow citizens continue to subsidize the gas company for something that has long been paid for.

The further outrage is our communities are prohibited from receiving the same level of compensation for damage by the gas company to our infrastructure (cut roads, sidewalks, water, sewer and storm lines) that is received by most of the rest of B.C.

The new data shows in 2010, for example, Kelowna received $1.7 million, Kamloops $1.4 million, Prince George $1.5 million. All Island communities received zero dollars.

Contact your MLAs and demand an end to this travesty.

Gary Korpan

Nanaimo