Rennie family not happy with some media

Dear editor,

As the family of Willem Rennie we would like to thank the RCMP, the volunteers at Search and Rescue and all the friends and others who have done their own searches and helped out in other ways.

We also appreciated the media’s work in getting the word out. On the other hand, whether on purpose or by casual inattention, we are saddened by some of the media’s one-dimensional reporting that is counter to everyone else’s efforts of bring Willem home safely.

Although Willem recently had an incident that involved the RCMP as reported, it is not on the scale that readers might have been led to believe and we certainly question if it is the reason why he is missing. As we have seen many times a person who stands accused is pre-judged prior to all of the facts being tabled. We would ask those who know Willem to realize that the full story is more complex and nuanced than as stated in the media.

Thanks again to the RCMP, Search and Rescue volunteers and everyone else working hard to find him and bring him home safe.

Willem’s family

Courtenay

 

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