This is in response to ‘Parks Canada proposes rate changes’ (The Guardian, Jan. 17, 2013).
Overheard at Island table: “Dad, why can't we go to the national park beach, where there are washrooms, showers with hot water, canteens, walking trails, and clean beaches with a lifeguard?”
“Sorry, son, our money is just too tight to pay to get into our Island national park beach. Besides, son, those beaches are just for people who have extra money. Let’s you and I pray tonight to win the lotto.”
Some Islanders will never get to visit their P.E.I. national park beach in the summer. How ironic.