Letter: Support service stations with lower gas prices

For approximately two weeks I observed gas prices sitting uniformly across the board in Salmon Arm at $1.34.9, while the same gas trucked from Kamloops to Vernon was only $1.29.9.in Tappen (less than 10 kilometres away) and $1.26.9 in Vernon!

Then last week while watching Shaw Cable Channel 326 (Kelowna) listing gas prices across the Shuswap, the announcer actually said: “Hey, what is wrong with Salmon Arm?”

Related: High gas prices prompt most British Columbians to drive less – poll

That type of statement certainly does not encourage shopping or tourism to venture north for our local merchants.

Currently we have gas prices in Salmon Arm ranging between $1.25.9 to $1.32.5, while once again the same gas in Tappen is only $1.21.9!

Folks – go on line to search ‘Gas Buddy,’ and please only support those stations which earn and deserve your support – even if it means driving a little farther!

Ken Smith, Blind Bay


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

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