LETTER: Accusatory statements were unfair

Depth of character and the dedication shown by the staff who work at the Summerland Review office

Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to Ron Kubek’s letter in the Oct. 4 issue of the Summerland Review.

He was complaining about the printing errors in the Sept. 27 issue of the paper that affected several of the candidates running in the municipal election. (To whom an apology has since been issued along with the correction.)

While I can understand this man being disappointed, I was totally shocked at the reactionary, accusatory tone of his letter!

He strongly suggested that this was a deliberate act, saying the “Summerland Review chose to put its finger on the scales of the election,” chose to minimize his campaign, make him invisible and of “choosing sides.”

Being new to this town, Mr. Kubek obviously knows nothing about the depth of character or the dedication of the staff who work at the Summerland Review office.

He also speaks of David Black in his letter.

Does he know anything about how the paper is now put together or where it is even printed? Perhaps if he did a little research and knew of the many hands involved in the process, he would better understand the chance for human error, compared to when the paper was actually produced and printed on site so many years ago!

Having done freelance work for the paper in the past, I saw first-hand how the staffs is required to wear many hats and do more than just one job.

You certainly did not deserve to be publicly attacked this way, especially for a mistake that in all probability was not even yours.

For me, one thing is certain….this individual has exactly the kind of personality that I do not wish to see sitting on council, even if he is willing to donate 100 per cent of his salary and decline any benefits.

Carla McLeod

Summerland

Just Posted

Businesses directly impacted by Hwy. 97 closure

Members of the Penticton Wine Country Chamber of Commerce faced late deliveries. no staff, etc.

Vote for your favourite Penticton photo

Over 700 photos were submitted to the Snap Your City photo contest.

Princeton pot plant getting ready to hire

Princeton’s newest employer - which promises to be one of its biggest… Continue reading

Callan Rd. to have intermittent closures on Feb. 16

The closures could delay traffic up to 20 minutes, no exact times for the closures were listed

Steam to face Posse in hockey action

Summerland Junior B team in second place in division

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Drive BC warning slippery conditions for Okanagan main highways

The region is forecasted to see flurries and snow for the first half of the weekend

Most Read