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Posted: March 21, 2020

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.

Nowell Berg,


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