Jeff Burgar

Nobody ever had us answer a poll wanting to know what our favourite lake is in Alberta.

But then, nobody asked us what we love about British Columbia either!

Forgive us for being biased against our sister province, but why should we give a hoot about them? These are the people with politicians who wanted to ban Alberta oil.

Of course, keep on selling us B.C. wine and other beverages. And tourism. These are many of the same folks who complain about Alberta oilsands, but dump raw human sewage into their ocean.

The people might be good. But they keep voting in trash. So, what’s for us to love?

Well, now that you have us started, is it really necessary for us to line up for ferries? Just because that seems kind of normal for so many people on “the Island” or “North Shore” to make this part of their regular commute, do we have to pretend to “enjoy” the trip too? Once is enough, thank you.

Once is also enough for a casual stroll down an ocean side beach. The sight of billions of flies, dead fish and animals, rotten vegetation and other ilk constantly washed ashore is enough of a yuck factor we won’t even mention the occasional “perfumes” wafting through the air.

Sure, we have fond memories of Parksville, Tofino and Nanaimo. But we have better memories of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Inland BC? Summer fun along the interior lakes is much nicer. Once you get past the heat waves. Campfire bans. Rising at 5 a.m. or waiting in lineups for a campsite. Enjoying parking in the Walmart lot too often. It’s all great pleasure, is it not?

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