Sloppy journalism

Letters

Editor:

Sean Eckford’s Dec. 21 report, “Gibsons considers review of OCP’s design guidelines,” displays a lack of professional standards.

article continues below

He writes in paragraph five: “They also told council’s committee of the whole Dec. 18 that the design was chosen to meet so-called ‘passive house’ standards, which reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling by as much as 90 per cent.”

The term so-called is derogatory in the extreme. I can’t image the developers using this term. As well, the so-called “passive house” standards do exist, which Mr. Eckford would have realized had he bothered to research. If he had researched, he would have discovered Passive House has a long history in Europe and now, strong roots in Canada.

This sloppy journalism is not something I would have expected from Coast Reporter.

Kathryn Parsonage, Gibsons

© Copyright Coast Reporter

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

QUESTION OF THE WEEK POLL

Is supportive housing the best use for the old Gibsons RCMP building?

or  view results

Click here to read the story.

Popular Letters