As someone who actually lives on the Dyke Road, I feel compelled to write about the “infamous” Gas and Go.
You have people writing how the K’ómoks Band would never have done such a thing, when in fact they had.
There was an operational gas station on the Dyke into the 1970s. The old piers along the Dyke were not used to ship marshmallows!
Cement was moved, heavy cargo was loaded and unloaded, Field Sawmill shipped things out and in.
So, please, let’s not talk about how wonderfully pristine this estuary was before Gas and Go. We have signs along the Dyke protesting the gas station; what is interesting is that they all talk first of property values, then the estuary. So let’s be clear here — most are worried about their own property and not so much the estuary.
It is bad enough that the Procters have received death threats over this; their children need protection because some of the “enviro-maniacs” out there seem to think intimidation is alright for the cause.
Last time I looked, we still lived in a free country. If you oppose the gas station, well, simply do not use it (by the way, that includes the liquor store) and it will fail and go away.
Just do not start pounding your chest when the ground as well as current businesses are on the Dyke Road.