Take action on high gas prices

Author urges towns to withold business licenses from gas stations until they lower their prices.

Dear Editor

Many, if not all, of the candidates who were elected to our local councils in the recent municipal elections were advocating support of the local business community, and the concept of “shopping at home”. It’s now time for those elected to convince us that we should do so, and explore ways of bringing about this ideal.

This morning (Nov. 30), gas prices in Kamloops are 99.9 c/litre. In Ashcroft and Cache Creek prices remain at 128.9c.

Is there a solution? I believe there is, and I challenge Ashcroft and Cache Creek councillors to suspend the Business Licences of those business selling gas to us at inflated prices in an effort to force down the price. Draconian thinking it may well be, but no more draconian than the penalties which the gas companies are forcing us to swallow on a daily basis.

Christopher Roden

Ashcroft