We are fortunate to have natural gas – a readily available, piped-to-your-home, efficient heat source, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

We are fortunate to have natural gas – a readily available, piped-to-your-home, efficient heat source, says letter writer. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Home energy choices aren’t city council’s business

Letter writer weighs in on City of Nanaimo’s plan to advocate for no new natural gas connections

To the editor,

Re: City action plan calls for no more new natural gas hookups in B.C., April 6.

Folks – I like that word. It sounds so down-to-Earth when politicians talk down to the people who put them on their high horse and in their ivory towers.

When I read the latest climate hysteria proposed by a couple of these same councillors with yet again another pet project I thought I would respond. What planet where the commoner such as myself meagrely exists is heated with pixie dust and rainbows? These councillors think that it is Nanaimo, where everyone can spend thousands of dollars on heat pumps and solar panels to appease the ‘green’ agenda.

We live in a great country and in fact a great era where through technological advancement and science we have a readily available, piped-to-your-home, efficient heat source and lo and behold, available to the vast majority of our population. This in today’s world should be something celebrated and most of the world is in fact envious.

The audacity to make a blanket statement dividing once again the haves and the have-nots in good conscience by these councillors in something so simple as the right to stay affordably warm should call into question their ability to govern. One thing that politicians are great at unfortunately is driving a wedge between people based on different opinions and social status. I would suggest to these fine council members to look after the garbage, potholes and day-to-day management of their job. Leave the rest to us folks.

Kristian Valing, Nanaimo

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