This civic election, no apathy allowed

If we really love our city, we have an obligation to vote in the municipal election on Nov. 15.

To the Editor,

Re: Get informed, then cast vote, Editorial, Oct. 23.

If we really love our city, we have an obligation to vote in the municipal election on Nov. 15. We have all seen what the public’s apathy did to Nanaimo in the past few years.

The incumbents’ divisive – almost unanimous – vote on the Leadercast fiasco not only made a mockery of democracy but also made Nanaimo the laughingstock of Canada. It cost taxpayers thousands of dollars in compensation payments to the affected parties.

Let us not forget about the $120,000 public toilet that broke down immediately after it was installed. Then there was the controversy over the Colliery dams.

It boggles the mind that bottled water was banned from all council-owned facilities, but sugary pop may still be sold (the only alternative available).

Controversy has been part and parcel of this council.

Fortunately we have a wide choice of talented and knowledgeable candidates who are willing to step up to the plate. Their expertise is urgently needed.

Please cast your vote.

C.F. KotzeNanaimo