To the Editor:
I am feeling disenfranchised today. We are going on a vacation and will not be here for the Nov. 19 election. Worse yet, we were not here for the advance poll on Nov. 9. Even worse, the Regional District of Central Kootenay did not have the mail-in ballots ready before Nov. 2 so that I could receive one.
I would have voted for re-election of our Area B director John Kettle. No one has worked harder for Area B than John in his last six years as director. We now have a lovely new library, a fabulous new rec centre, a much improved airport and the final two pieces of Area B are going to referendum for fire service this next spring, and John had a part in all of those improvements. We owe him a lot.
John has sacrificed family time and finances to serve as director, and now chair of the RDCK. He spends many hours on the road, and several days a week in Nelson on regional district business. This is a full-time job.
So this will have to serve as my vote for you, John. Best of luck on the 19th!