No new arena

Resident makes the pitch against a new ice sheet in Greater Vernon

I am a 69-year-old retiree living in the Okanagan Landing area of Vernon. I live on what is essentially a fixed income. This year, our taxes rose at about double the rate of inflation. Like many oldtimers, I don’t use the running track (total cost not yet determined), ice skate or watch the Vernon Vipers.

However, I do enjoy going to the farmers market, a revenue generator, and the occasional swim in our aging pool.

It seems to me that we are pandering to elitist, special interest groups such as amateur and  junior hockey while ignoring the wants and needs of a substantial portion of our electorate, fixed-income retirees.

Please consider your property taxes and mine when you vote  on Nov. 28.


Bill Dunsmore