Letters to the Editor

Mike's own money

I see my friend Frank Horner, the Master of the Innuendo, is at it again (The News, Oct. 25).

Frank states “the challenger for mayor, Mike Wansink, is personable but glib, is replying on a rather unremarkable single term on council to boost his case.” Mayor Westbroek obviously has a higher opinion of Mike’s qualifications otherwise why would he ask Mike, when they met on Rivers’ Day, to consider running for a council seat, rather than for mayor?

Frank goes on to say Wansink “is spending lots of money on advertising to get his name in front of the voters.” Yes, Mike spent some of his own money on lawn signs.

Fortunately for Teunis Westbroek, he doesn’t have this problem because when he ran unsuccessfully for the Reform Party several years ago he received a legacy of boxes of lawn signs that said “Elect Teunis Westbroek, Reform.”

He simply cut off the word ‘Reform” from the bottom of each sign and has been using them ever since. I would have done the same thing.

Mr. Horner’s statement that Wansink’s “agenda is all unsupported wishes with no action plans” is easy to say when he has never made any effort to speak to Wansink to get answers to his questions. This begs the question, what action plans has mayor Westbroek articulated?

His inference that Bill Luchtmeijer might not complete his term is just a cheap shot deserving no further comment.

Pat Hadley

 

Qualicum Beach

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Semiahmoo peewee hockey team lends a hand
 
Bicentennial celebration set for Peace Arch Park
 
Police to host food drive in South Surrey
CP Rail holiday train rolls into Port Moody, Port Coquitlam
 
Happy birthday!
 
Preparing Christmas dinner
Toy town
 
Birds of prey return to Chilliwack this weekend
 
RCMP applaud generosity of Surrey residents in food drive

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.