What happened to $500,000 of taxpayers’ money?

Dear editor,

Some months ago the regional district purchased a piece of property in the City of Courtenay.

Dear editor,

Some months ago the regional district purchased a piece of property in the City of Courtenay for the overinflated price of almost $400,000 to facilitate the building of a homeless shelter.

The Vancouver Island Health Authority also donated $100,000 to this cause.

The City of Courtenay decided in its infinite wisdom not to use this property for that purpose and sold the property for much less than was paid for it.

My question is — where did our taxpayer dollars go? The City of Courtenay as far as we know did not give the regional district its money back, and as far as I know, VIHA didn’t get their money back.

We still don’t have a homeless shelter and the taxpayer still doesn’t know where the money went.

So fess up, folks. What happened to $500,000 of taxpayers’ money?

And just to add a little fuel to the fire; wasn’t there an audit done recently on regional district finances and practices? When do we get to hear about that?

R. McCulloch,

Area B


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