Citizens of Salmon Arm know gas prices in Salmon Arm have skyrocketed for years in comparison to surrounding towns. We are fed up!
A gas price protest group swelled recently on its Facebook page “organized a boycott of local gas prices” to 225 members, many of whom have been protesting at Husky. We are targeting the two biggest gas companies owned by Suncor: Shell and Petro Canada. Anyone wishing to join, go to Facebook page, read the comments, join, add your own comments. Remember this Facebook page is a public page, will be read worldwide. There are millions who are disgusted by the collusion among gas and oil companies to keep gas prices high while oil prices steadily go down.
Many Salmon Arm residents go to Enderby, Fas Gas, Kamloops and Vernon for gas where it is always 10 to 20 cents less than Salmon Arm. We intend to change that. People would rather shop local yet go elsewhere for gas and do grocery shopping. This drains many dollars from Salmon Arm’s economy. Mayor Nancy Cooper and council are working to get gas prices down also. Email your letters to them and both local papers so they know just how voters (election coming up) are sick of being gouged by gas companies.
Please honk for gas price boycott protesters outside gas stations; do not buy gas at Shell or Petro Canada. Please do not harass gas station employees who have no say in setting gas prices.
If you believe this boycott protest will do nothing, remember it is non-voters in elections who complain later when no changes occur. If you do not join us, write letters and make your voice heard, You have no right to complain any longer about high gas prices etc. in Salmon Arm.