Not a time for gasoline profiteering
Letter to the Editor
While the pandemic deepens and the death toll rises, financial markets crash, toilet paper disappears and solitude becomes wide-spread, Cranbrook gas stations continue charging usurious gasoline prices. Local prices (113.9 as of 19 March) are 4.5 cents higher than Vancouver. And, a whopping 39 cents higher than Calgary. (sources: https://www.gasbuddy.com/CAN/BC and https://www.gasbuddy.com/CAN/AB).
While the world isolates, waits for the worst to pass and hopes for the best, Cranbrook gas stations gouge consumers, forcing them to pay exorbitant prices for a necessary commodity.
Worse than hoarding butt tissue and hand sanitizer, gasoline profiteering.