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

 

Just Posted

Missing Kelowna man found

Albert Henry Johns had been reported missing on June 14 after last being seen May 31

Kelowna man arrested in takedown

RCMP arrest man believed to linked to string of robberies

Fast music can lead to a better workout: UBC Okanagan researcher

Upbeat tunes can make HIIT exercise more enjoyable, easier for less-active individuals

Lake Country’s young tennis stars shine in Rogers competition

The Progressive Fundamentals program is available in Lake Country

Hwy 97 westbound lanes are closed as a result of a ‘serious injury collision’

Reports of a cyclist and vehicle collision in West Kelowna

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

Victoria area school grapples with death of 13-year-old

Teenager died after being struck and pinned by tree while on a field trip near Sooke

Penticton family honours loved one with acts of kindness, free coffee

The family of Kathy Castle want to ensure she is remembered by the community

Okanagan MP tables bill on RCMP Day in Canada

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold throws support behind Vernon-based campaign

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades

B.C. sculptor depicts epic eagle battle in latest piece that took 2,500 hours

Clasped in one of the raptor’s talons is each one’s desire: a living venomous diamondback rattlesnake

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

Update: Alleged South Okanagan car-jacker threatened driver with bear spray

Elementary school was put under a hold and secure by RCMP

Most Read