Nickel and dimed to death in B.C.

We are a one income family. We make ends meet, but there isn’t room for extras, and especially not an additional $100 a month for tolls.

Amen to J.R. McLeod’s letter (“We need better planning and a little mercy,” Aug. 28) regarding the imposed tolling on the Port Mann bridge that will begin late this fall.

We live in Cloverdale, but my husband’s work truck (per company mandate) is parked in Coquitlam each night. We tried looking for housing in the tri-cities area, but either we couldn’t afford it or what we saw was a dump.

We are a one income family. We make ends meet, but there isn’t room for extras, and especially not an additional $100 a month for tolls.

How will other people like us cope with this added expense? Sure, I could go get another job in addition to raising my kids, but after childcare, gas, work clothes, etc., I’d probably make enough to pay the tolls. I’ve been in B.C. for a little over three years and I am appalled at the nickel and diming to death that B.C. does to it’s residents.

Fees here and pay parking there. The amount of taxes we pay is unreal. Now we will be penalized for living on the wrong side of the river?

It seems every month someone has their hand out looking for more of my husband’s very hard earned money. It’s completely frustrating.

Come on politicians, do what you always say you will do when elected, help the little guy.


L. Sansom


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