LETTERS: Insult to current hotels

The premise that Penticton will slowly die if we do not attract a high end hotel chain here is both wrong and an insult.

Alan Warren’s letter (Western News, May 15, Hotel needed to attract business) was nonsense.

The premise that Penticton will slowly die if we do not attract a high end hotel chain here is both wrong and an insult to the hotels we already have here. Many of us are retired and have imported our income and choose to live here because of the quality of life it offers us.

The people of Nelson voted against allowing a popular fast food chain to open in their city. It did not correspond with their values and they took control. This is progress. The people of Nelson are younger and more vocal and assertive.

The people of Penticton would do well to follow their example by working harder at protecting our quality of life before it is gradually, incrementally and irreversibly diluted  under the disguise of progress.

A good way to start is to attend the Muppet show we call a council meeting. The next one will be on Monday, June 1 at 6 p.m.

See you there.

Bill Smith

Penticton