In response to Mr. Kurver’s Taj Mahal/Firehall analogy (Letters: Osoyoos firehall is too costly, Western News, Dec. 5) I suggest he learn what is involved in building an earthquake resistive structure and all the other components required in a building which must be post-disaster usable. In addition, he needs to understand that the fire hall becomes a home away from home when incidents are protracted over time.
No one should have to work out of a Butler Building with minimum creature comforts. I witnessed that condition in Squamish many years ago and it is unpleasant and disheartening.
Enjoy your good service and focus on something else.
Chief SFR retired