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


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