To the Editor:
I am a resident of Area “G.” All of the candidates should be commended on their performances in both of the all candidates forums; each of them should also receive our respect for putting their names forward to represent our community as regional director.
In a bid to be re-elected the incumbent has repeatedly proclaimed that “Thanks to a two per cent decrease Area “G” has the lowest taxes in the regional district”. The table below summarizes what some intelligent research into the tax rates of three different rural areas within the RDOS.
Needless to say Area “G” does not have the lowest taxes in the RDOS; it doesn’t even come close.
I congratulate whoever shall be the successful candidate. For the most part this is a thankless and difficult position but it can be very rewarding and fulfilling when done with humility (there’s always room for improvement), open mindedness (many of us are intelligent no matter what our tax bracket), charity (volunteer, get your hands dirty) and authenticity (embellishing your achievements only diminishes them).
B. Gould, Hedley, BC