Public has a right to question council

The new district office is designed to look like a houseboat after the major industry in Sicamous.

The new district office is designed to look like a houseboat after the major industry in Sicamous. This seems appropriate since employees are now leaving the sinking ship.

In the Eagle Valley News, dated Jan. 25, Mayor Darrell Trouton stated that residents who speak against council are skeptics and cynics. So, the voters who voice their opinions, according to Mayor Trouton, are surly, sneering and have a questionable attitude?

It is a sad day when a newly elected mayor and council try to place a gag order on the voting public.

The sudden departure of Alan Harris as the CAO looks like an internal conflict and I am sure Mr. Harris will not go quietly after his dismissal.

The citizens of Sicamous will definitely be paying him a severance package to avoid a wrongful dismissal case.

In the Eagle Valley News dated Feb. 1, Greg Kyllo, one of our newly-elected councillors, criticizes former Mayor Malcolm MacLeod for voicing his opinions during an interview with CHBC, where he stated that he had a concern with the integrity of the current mayor and council. Mr. MacLeod is a citizen at large and he has the right to his own opinions, and Mr. Kyllo has no right to attack the former mayor in our local paper.

We all hoped to see a new direction in council that pushes for progress, but all we see is council members missing important votes and decisions because most of them have a conflict of interest.

Gary F.T. Ferns