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Warfield applauded for its stance
The Warfield mayor and council are to be thanked for the position that they took on not continuing to support the recreation fiasco engineered and passed by the City of Trail.
They join all of the other communities who are fed up with the bullying, money grabbing and uncaring attitude toward their friends and neighbours, not to mention the blatant discrimination contained in this motion, that in my opinion could be challenged in court and may well be.
While anyone around the world can use Trail facilities at the going rate, the very people who use and support the city’s business district are told to pay double.
If Ferraro’s or Safeway or any other business asked non-Trail residents to pay double for their purchases you can see what would happen. This is not much different from the City of Trail has done.
They thought that they could divide the communities and strengthen their base, but in fact they are on the outside looking in and they best take notice of that in short order.
Burn those resident cards, apologize to the public for the havoc you caused and if more revenue is required then increase the rates of all patrons of these facilities and if all non-residents abandon these facilities, the Aquatic Centre will become a change room for Butler Park.
The library is caught up in this fiasco also but it is important to point out that for over half a century the Village of Warfield has voluntarily supported the library year after year.
In closing, let me say that residents who are unhappy with what is going on, the place to show your displeasure is in the City of Trail council chambers and I hope you will. The richest municipality in the area started this problem and it is my wish that they correct it.