We don’t want to breathe firepit smoke

Dear editor,
Someone recently wrote a letter wanting three referenda on ballots in the November election.
They question whether we want water meters in Comox.

Dear editor,Someone recently wrote a letter wanting three referenda on ballots in the November election.They question whether we want water meters in Comox.Water is a necessity of life. Too many people waste water. If they have to pay for it, they will be more careful using it.Many communities in Canada charge for water usage now. There’s little that’s free anymore.This person also asked about bringing back firepits into town. Firepits generate smoke. We live close enough to each other in town — we don’t want to be breathing in your firepit smoke blowing over into our yards and into our windows.Breathing in smoke isn’t healthy. Especially for people who are allergic to smoke or who have asthma. Why should we have to stay indoors all summer and keep our windows closed just so you can have a firepit? It’s so dry here in the summer — your firepit could become a fire hazard if it’s not put out properly.The fire chief was right to ban firepits and it should stay that way. If you want to enjoy a fire with your family, then go camping — it’s inexpensive entertainment.As for you suggestion that there be a deer cull — we live in nature, and now you suggest that we get rid of nature? Why can’t you co-exist with nature?A. Schmidt,Comox

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