Regarding Ms. Tribe’s letter to your office regarding the Aspen road works (Comox council reminds letter writer of the Sunday comics, March 25 Record).
The lady quotes past history so then shall I. I remember complaining about a condo/apartment being built on Comox Ave. So instead of writing to the editor of the day I ran for council and ended up serving for a total of four two-year terms. That is when you learn lesson number one. As an elected individual you have to look at what is best for the town not the group of NIMBY individuals that always show up at these times.
Looking at this complaint as a site-specific, everyone that purchased in this area knew that at some time in the future there would be changes and additions made. Not all ideas are good nor all bad and sometimes good ones lose as quickly as bad ones. When I first ran for council another wannabe said he would advocate for a bridge from Royston to Comox. He only lost by one vote. You now see Comox Avenue lined with large condo/apartments. They seemed to multiply like rabbits but the council of that day said only on the one side of the avenue and no further than Stewart and Anderton at the other. As for the Lorne Hotel space, it will get something in time, we just have to wait as Courtenay had to wait many years before the old theatre property got sold.
Suffice to say, councils at some times have hard choices to make and this one is the correct one for the times. If you have a complaint I hope you voted for these people.
E.H. “Rick” Kellow