Many of us in this province take great joy in heading out to our cottages when the snow disappears and temperatures climb.
It’s part of the way we live in this rural province.
Those trips to the cabin do come at a price though — and that price is getting steeper. Most cabin owners are constantly dragging supplies back and forth and that means they need more than a gas-sipping subcompact car for transportation.
Those big pickups do a great job of carrying stuff of all kinds but they aren’t exactly frugal to operate.
The price of gasoline usually starts to climb at the same time as more people begin hitting the roads during the warmer season and this year the cost has gotten a head start.
The price of gas has been cuddling up to $1.40 a litre for many weeks and that doesn’t bode well for when it takes its predictable summer spike. The price of gas is going to increase as the summer months approach and this year will likely bring a leap beyond the price of a few summers ago.
Unless something in the world intervenes in the meantime, get prepared for the price of gas to move above $1.50 a litre ... maybe well beyond $1.60 a litre.
We’ve managed to adapt to the constant rise in the price of gasoline and heating oil over the last decade but there comes a time when the cost just isn’t manageable.
Budgets will suffer and hard choices will have to be made by everyone in this province.