Water’s cheap at $2.25 a pool-full

Nestle pays a twoonie and a quarter for a million litres of our B.C. fresh water

Editor:

Nestle pays a twoonie and a quarter for a million litres of our B.C. fresh water, pours those litres into plastic bottles and sells them to BC residents who owned the water in the first place, but now have to buy Nestle’s bottled water because their wells have run dry.

But in the equation there’s the necessary middleman like London Drugs at Port Place Centre in Nanaimo that on July 29th had a Manager’s Special of $4.99 on cases of Nestle water.

Wow! For every case of that bottled water sold, Nestle can now legally buy two more million litres of B.C. water because the Liberals in Victoria say that’s just fine with them.

Maybe that’s a bit harsh. The middleman needs his cut so it’s $2.50 for London Drugs and $2.50 for Nestle out of the $4.99, give or take what used to be a penny. But that’s still another million litres of B.C. water on its way into Nestle’s plastic prisons with a quarter back in change.

Edwin TurnerNanaimo