Con­nects with lo­cal edi­tor, let­ter writ­ers

The Daily Courier - - LETTERS -

Dear edi­tor: I like James Miller’s style and I think it has pro­voked more se­ri­ous let­ter writ­ing.

I have started to write on sev­eral oc­ca­sions only to have my sen­ti­ments ex­pressed ex­actly how I felt. Re­cently, it was about the John A. Mac­don­ald statue.

I think peo­ple get ridicu­lous when they are ap­proach­ing th­ese ideas, the mayor of Vic­to­ria in­cluded. We can’t go re­ar­rang­ing the past or we would never move for­ward.

I never knew about the res­i­den­tial schools grow­ing up in B.C., and this has all been an ed­u­ca­tion for me. Not to tear down but to learn from.

I’m sure to­day’s lead­ers will make de­ci­sions, per­haps mis­takes, that will be con­sid­ered poor judg­ment in the fu­ture. The con­ver­sa­tion is what’s im­por­tant, not the knee-jerk re­ac­tions.

I re­ally want to ap­plaud the let­ter from Chuck Liebrock, “Char­ity should be­gin at home,” (Nov. 2).

I couldn’t have said it bet­ter. It is sad when so much money is spent on pol­i­tics and the ba­sics are not met. I still can’t be­lieve in our rich coun­try they could spend $500 mil­lion on a 150-year cel­e­bra­tion and yet be with­out quality drink­ing wa­ter or a place to sleep at night. Steve MacNaull found it im­por­tant to re­port that Loyal Wooldridge is our first openly gay coun­cil mem­ber and I would ar­gue we do not need to con­sider a per­son’s sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion. Sim­ply, he is the only new face on coun­cil.

To­day I had to smile. Brian Henry is sad about the bill­boards block­ing the view of the lake for the In­dige­nous Tourism Con­fer­ence. Maybe he can talk to the peo­ple who own the land they are on and sug­gest it is a poor way to make money. Erika Podewils,

Kelowna

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