LETTERS: Gas prices got you down?

Gas prices have got a lot of people down, and a number of people complaining to the government and the newspapers.

I’ve been absent from the letters page for a number of reasons, one being that of a bully or bullies who seem to think they have the right to track down people who write letters with which they don’t agree with.

Something really weird is that despite both papers’ letters policy, some person or people seem(s) to think my letters are written by someone else under a “pen name.”

I am real and I exist — if you hate my opinions too bad, if you support my opinions, thank you. I have the right to privacy and to not be harassed by those who have read my letters to the editor.

Of the two newspapers, only the Penticton Western News handled the issue in any way or form, to my knowledge. I really appreciate how the Western News handled the matter and consider them a trustworthy newspaper for that very reason.

Gas prices have got a lot of people down, and a number of people complaining to the government and the newspapers. Well, people there is an alternative for those of you fortunate to live in Penticton.

Your alternative is to boycott all of the major gas stations and give all your business to that gas station that is across the bridge from “Penticton proper” though that might mean you may have to wait a while due to increased traffic and the station, as far as I know, isn’t open 24 hours a day so you will still have to go to a 24 hour gas station during non-business hours of the PIB gas station.

Patrick Longworth

Okanagan Falls