Fugitive didn’t work at market

Whatever Mr. Ellis’ past, whether criminal or not, he never sold sunglasses at the Penticton Farmers’ Market

To correct Joe Fries’ headline story July 11 (Fugitive’s assumed identity fooled many), alleged sex offender and fugitive Ed Ellis was hardly known, let alone “well liked by vendors at the farmers’ market where he sold sunglasses.”

Whatever Mr. Ellis’ past, whether criminal or not, he never sold sunglasses at the Penticton Farmers’ Market because the Penticton Farmers’ Market is 80 per cent farmers and 20 per cent handicrafters and bakers. No imports. No knock-offs. No sunglasses.

The Penticton Farmers’ Market has to periodically endure slams and slights in some very odd letters to The Western. Now we are cast as unwitting hosts to ‘bad eggs’? This is too much.

Dave Cursons

 

Cawston