Rules are rules in strata condos, so follow them

Dear editor,
I am responding to a comment in your paper dated July 8 with regards to flying the Canadian flag in a strata complex.
I live in a strata myself and have recently retired from the Canadian Forces after wearing the uniform very proudly for 35 years.

Dear editor,I am responding to a comment in your paper dated July 8 with regards to flying the Canadian flag in a strata complex.I live in a strata myself and have recently retired from the Canadian Forces after wearing the uniform very proudly for 35 years.It was really very nice of your newspaper to provide each of us with a large paper Canadian flag that we could place on the inside of our strata homes to celebrate the first of July.I read with interest that Mr. Tim Butcher returned his paper flag back to you, stating that he was not allowed to fly it outside of his strata home.Unfortunately living in a strata comes with rules, particularly when it comes to the outside relating to what is or is not  allowed to be attached to the unit. This has nothing to do with what the item is, be it our Canadian flag, religious symbol, bird feeder or a hanging basket.Rules are rules.There are three ways to solve this issue:1. Go on to your strata committee to change your bylaws.2. Abide by the rules of your existing strata.3. Move into an environment where there are no rules. I, too, would find it unsightly and offensive to hang a paper flag of any nationality outside in the elements where it could and most probably would get damaged by the wind and rain.Why would anyone want to send back a paper Canadian flag when they could have proudly displayed it on the inside their window?Glenda Kinney MWO (ret.),Courtenay