Lease is far too generous to Trio

Dear Editor:

Re: Gordon Dawson’s letter to the editor (Herald, July 15), “Sale to the highest bidder”.

I agree with his letter but with one small nit-pick. Rather than a high bid, the lease is almost a gift.

Indeed Christmas came early for the Trio Marine Group getting five acres of waterfront for $90,000 annually, less than 0.5 per cent of its value.

One wonders if these keepers of the public purse would consider leasing their personal properties at that rate.

D. Hearle

Penticton