Rainbow leads to gas station
Photo: Yanive Feine
Husky on Columbia Ave., Castlegar
The sky-high price of gas in British Columbia has been a hot topic since it started setting new records.
Natural Resources Canada says the average price across the country for regular gasoline hit 197.4 cents per litre on Tuesday of this week, which is an all-time high.
Yanive Feine tells Castanet he took a photo of a rainbow that looks like it leads right to a gas station and immediately knew he had to share it on social media.
“Oh no more pot of gold, now it’s gasoline at the end of the rainbow.”
Feine is a music teacher in Castlegar who spends time driving and taking pictures all over the Kootenays and Okanagan.
“I was just driving on Columbia Ave. (in Castlegar) I saw the rainbow and I stopped the car and snapped that photo. It was a little overexposed and I had to do some editing,” Feine says.
From there Feine posted the photo on social media along with the caption, “now that gasoline is more expensive than gold, all rainbows have been moved to gas stations.”
Gasoline prices have spiked as oil tops US$100 a barrel, in part because of supply disruptions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Prices have averaged about $2.23 a litre in Vancouver, while in Toronto prices averaged slightly under $2 a litre and in Edmonton the average was just under $1.30 a litre.