To the Editor,
Re: Auxiliary spillway option chosen for Colliery dam, July 23.
The vocal mob on the dams issue is spewing sour grapes all over the place. Our Mayor Bill McKay showed real courage facing down the mob at council and also the councillors prepared to defy the provincial authority to get their way.
A miracle happened – in the 11th hour, councillors finally saw the light and the real possibility of severe remedies for defying the higher authority.
That is what McKay had been saying all along. He was right.
He was also right about extending SSS Manhao an extension for 12 months because Nanaimo ended up with nothing after people publicly insulting and embarrassing a very successful company.
We have the makings of a great mayor as he is on the right side of the issues and he has the courage to stand his ground.
Real leaders don’t follow the mob, they lead. The mob wants the leader to follow them and therein lies their silliness.