To the editor,
Feelings are running high both for and against Discontent City.
I do all my shopping at Port Place mall, and I drive by it frequently when on errands. I am a little old lady with some mobility issues, and I am not afraid of the tenters. I have not had any unpleasant incidents because of them nor have I seen any trouble when driving by.
Moreover, I have visited the compound twice, and talked with some tenters. I found the camp to be quiet, tidy, and orderly when I visited.
There are some very humble attempts at gardening in the camp. I donated a lavender plant and some garden soil to their little effort. There is absolutely no sign of some showy garden plant that could have been stolen.
As for laws broken, there is a double standard. City council refused at first to supply water to the tenters when ordered to by the health authority. As well they continue to defy the order to supply hand sanitizer to the camp, which leaves the tenters and all of Nanaimo and beyond in danger of communicable diseases.
Madeline A. Bruce, Nanaimo
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