LETTERS: Some shoppers cross the line


My 78-year-old neighbour has to incessantly park far away from the entrance of stores when shopping.


My 78-year-old neighbour has to incessantly park far away from the entrance of stores when shopping.

Monday morning at Bellingham’s Costco, a very elderly man assisted by his caregiver was walking ever so slowly with his cane. He paused and looked at some B.C. shoppers – perfectly healthy – parked in the handicap area.

Listen, being old doesn’t make you handicapped, and if you are good enough to come across the border, you are good enough to walk from the parking lot like the rest of us.

What’s with B.C.’s DMV – SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of B.C.)? Do you hand out handicap stickers like candy on Halloween?

My mother is a B.C. resident; she is so healthy at 76, not requiring handicap signage over her age. She walks to the store like everyone else and doesn’t suffer hypertension or diabetes from walking.

Have some respect and manners, B.C. shoppers.

I gave some shoppers a piece of my mind in Burlington and Bellingham for parking in those spots – if you are good enough to come across the border, you are good enough to leave those spots for elderly Washington residents who really need it!

Cynthia Taha, Bellingham



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