Looking for new leadership, vision

June 26, 2014 12:41 PM


I am writing in response to Barry Janyk’s letter of June 19, ‘World’s best water wasted.’

While it is clearly a shame that the Gibsons water source has suffered this occurrence, I have to take exception to Mr. Janyk’s letter.

Firstly, any water source is subject to contamination, and the most important things are proper monitoring, remediation and notification, which seem to have occurred in this situation.

Secondly, if the biggest highlight one can claim about their tenure as mayor is that they built the Gibsons brand as “having the world’s best water,” then really they ought to re-examine their priorities and leadership abilities.

Perhaps if Mr. Janyk had spent less time during his tenure as mayor examining water test results, and had spent more time building the Gibsons brand as being the “great place to live, work, and visit” that it is, then the entire community would not be in the unfortunate position which it finds itself in, squandering so many resources debating the pros and cons of The George proposal.

Can you imagine if all this wasted effort was being put towards building an ever better Gibsons, instead of this continuous contention?

Let’s all hope that some new leadership and vision emerge prior to the next civic election.

Alan Donenfeld, Gibsons

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