Paid parking panned

Dear Editor:

I was disappointed to read that the new doctors’ offices on Beatty Line are charging for parking.

We are seniors, not eligible for any pension increase. The price of food has been increasing weekly over this pandemic, gas has increased back to pre-pandemic highs.

We have been avoiding any additional visits such as yearly check-ups just to avoid any exposures to this virus. Does this make sense to charge for parking in a town that is sensitive to our aging population at this time?

I’m not forgetting the non-senior population either. This small town has had many people without work and in most cases they have no benefits, no paid sick time and are struggling to just exist. I’m very disappointed.

Peggy Grominsky,
Maple Leaf Acres,
Centre Wellington