Victoria needs a slap in the face

Family example given fails to show real need

Re: Rising costs burden families: report (News, Oct. 7)

The O’Sheas bought their house cheaply, enjoy a dual income, and were lucky enough to receive a cost-of-living increase at work.

I see nothing newsworthy in this story whatsoever, aside from the whining of people who already have more than many.

How, exactly, is living with a roof overhead and without any big sacrifices, a worse plight than that of the homeless? Perhaps Greater Victoria needs a reality check (or a good slap in the face). Are we so selfish that we will worry about our lack of spending money when there are human beings sleeping on the streets?

Diana Dryburgh

Saanich