This is bad — very bad indeed

Editor, The Times:

Editor, The Times:

Back in the days when I owned a commercial fish boat, I moored in False Creek.

When I was down in Vancouver I lived on it during that time.

In fact, my youngest daughter lived on the same boat when she was attending Langara College for one winter. Others also called these floating vessels home. Some retired, others working, one of them was a welder who specialized in stainless steel.

There always was this undercurrent of, “Oh, you people should not be living on boats here in Vancouver.” In fact, some marinas had banned the practice, but at that time those liveaboards at False Creek Fisherman Wharf were safe for the time being.

Editor, The Times:

True, there were issues such as lack of holding tanks on certain vessels, but that could well have been solved. For me, I was in the process of installing a holding tank when I sold my license and gave the boat to my son in 2009, thus ending any connection with False Creek.

When I first heard of this no living in motorhomes and travel trailers I had to shake my head. A friend of mine has her daughter’s travel trailer in her back year in which she resides from time to time. Would that be banned?

So a couple of days back I caught a ride from Tom and Sandy Coles down past Barriere to a rural farm where a couple had been served an eviction notice because they live in a large travel, rather than a mansion on the hill, they just can’t stay!

It was that moment among the 30 some odd people who had convoyed down there to support this couple it hit me between the horns, this is monstrous.

Pull the roof out from over a Canadian citizen’s head or evict them — all the same thing. Some saw this as a manifestation of communism. Myself and some others see it as the ultimate free-market capitalism. The triumph of the one to five per cent. I’ve got it all — you can’t have anything.

And this is bad — very bad indeed.

Dennis Peacock,

Clearwater, B.C.



newsroom@clearwatertimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

District councillor trying to bring Men’s Sheds to Clearwater

Men’s Shed program gives members the opportunity to socialize and take on community projects

Legion branch 259 Vavenby and District announces 2019 Poppy Campaign recipients

Poppy Campaign raised $7,999.95 last year in total donations

Community of Vavenby weekly news update

Vavenby fire chief asks Doris Scarff to paint two murals on the inside walls of fire hall

Blue River Powder Packers blocked from accessing popular riding areas

Snowmobile tourism group loses revenue over lack of notice from logging activity

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

First case of COVID-19 in B.C. has fully recovered, health officer says

Three other cases are symptom-free and expected to test negative soon

Budget 2020: Weaver ‘delighted,’ minority B.C. NDP stable

Project spending soars along with B.C.’s capital debt

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Most Read