Letter: Okanagan Valley gas prices fixed

[In Ontario] there was competition among all the different gas stations. Unlike the Okanagan Valley where gas prices are fixed…

To the editor:

It continually amazes me, how, we in the Okanagan Valley, are taken advantage of every day. Having just returned from a few weeks in Ontario where gas ranged from 92 cents per litre to $1.05 per litre.

What I noticed there was competition among all the different gas stations. Unlike the Okanagan Valley where gas prices are fixed by the distributor and/or fixed by oil company management, and the fact is, there seems to be no one to stop these greedy bastards.

Oil is at an all-time low and we are paying the highest prices in the country by 45 cents per litre.

Newfoundland, where, everything is brought to the island by ship, are paying $1.01 per litre [Prices as of Aug 25]. Victoria B.C. is paying $1.22 per litre.

So, maybe it is time for people of this valley to start calling our elected officials and tell them in no uncertain terms to get off their ass and start doing something about these inflated fixed gas prices here in the valley taking place right under their noses.

I realize they don’t give a damn as their gas is paid for by us, the taxpayer.

It is election time and it is high time we started asking some serious questions and demanding some serious results from these people we are paying six figure plus incomes to.

Ian MacLean, Kelowna