Opinion

HAVE YOUR SAY: Giving alcohol to minors is illegal

Wakeup call to “parents” of the Comox Valley that are supplying children, also known as minors, with alcohol at their homes.  Wake up. Giving alcohol to children is illegal. You can go to jail. You can lose your house. You are not being the “cool” parent. You are not their friend. You are the parent. Set an example by educating these children that alcohol abuse and binge drinking, also known as partying, will lead them on the fast track to having nothing in their lives. Alcohol is poison. Alcohol is a depressant. Quit supplying our children with this crap. Perhaps next time you supply alcohol to children it will not be a comment in the local paper; perhaps it will be the RCMP with a warrant for your arrest.

It seems like every day my stepson comes home very upset. He is either being bullied at school or being bullied by neighbourhood adults complaining about him skateboarding. Heck, he can't even set up Halloween decorations like fog machines without being stared at by people walking by our house. Maybe those individuals wood prefer it that he becomes a troublemaker who damages your property or takes your car for a joyride. So next time you want to complain to him about skateboarding just think he could be causing you a lot more grief than you can handle.

The Salvation Army would like to send a bouquet of thanks to Grains Bakery for their recent generous donation of fresh baked buns. This assisted us with providing barbequed hotdogs and hamburgers for those attending the latest local Resource Fair.

Everybody Deserves A Smile — a not-for-profit society started by Chantal Stefan of Cumberland, received a big boost of $3,300 from the Whistle Stop Pub golf tournament. Tammy Holmes, manager at the Whistle Stop and tournament organizer, presented the cheque to Stefan earlier this month. EDAS provides a way for people to help the homeless and disadvantaged and has begun its fall campaign to collect goods and garments for packages that will be distributed in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo and the streets of Victoria. For more information on EDAS, contact Chantal Stefan at 250-618-0054 or edasproject@hotmail.com or visit the website at www.edas.ca.

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