Rotten in state of Denmark

“Something is not right, rife with errors from top to bottom leading to suspicion of motive. If the authorities knew about the problems and chose not to prevent them, then clearly something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” — Marcellus in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act I.

I have been employed in Algeria, Nigeria, Pakistan, El Salvador, Guayana, Jamaica and many other countries with similar past reputations. Things may have improved since my last visits, but the above definition was well suited to describe conditions during my years in these locations. I am getting hints of the same odours coming from Skaha Lake Park.

Taxpaying citizens of Penticton deserve a complete, logical explanation for permitting municipal park land to be destroyed and replaced by a waterslide with a maximum use of two to three months per year.

Surely the sane approach would be to hold a referendum and put this issue behind us once and for all. The estimated $30,000 cost?

Let’s see if we can find enough interested people in the community to voluntarily fund the referendum, eliminating dipping into tax revenues.

Any further excuses?

Roger Cormier

Penticton