LETTERS: Voice of reason

When was the last time talking about an issue respectfully and openly went horribly wrong?

Kudos to Mr. Brian Hughes for calling for cooler heads and respectful dialogue (Penticton Western News letter to the editor, Sept. 4, Deal with the waterslide issue).

It seems hard sometimes to take a step back and really look at the issues when one is passionate about that issue, but sometimes the answer to a problem is not what “I” or “they” want but somewhere in between.

I have lived in this town with small children and appreciate the concept of eco tourism. Does this mean I am pro or con the waterslides? I can’t tell you for sure, but I am put off by the sense that knee jerk reactions and blanket statements abound when I try to research the issue further.

When was the last time talking about an issue respectfully and openly went horribly wrong? Let’s give it a try folks, get “talking” and stop “yelling.”

Laura Kuypers

Penticton