Editor’s apology

Incorrect information was provided by the editor to a letter writer prior to the publishing of that letter.

In reference to recent letters from Bernie Smith and Al Greir regarding Greir’s voting record on the new Parksville fire hall, incorrect information was provided by the editor to Smith prior to the publishing of his letter.

For the record, Greir did vote to approve the fire hall tender process in January, 2010.

Grier had declared a conflict of interest on the fire hall issue in October of 2009.

Since there is no public record of a reversal of that decision, an assumption was made that Greir had not been a part of the fire hall process after Oct., 2009.

The News, and its editor, stand corrected and apologize to both authors for having provided incorrect information leading to the publication of a misleading letter.

— Steven Heywood, editor