Article misrepresents Upper Clearwater dispute

We have fielded numerous communications from worried and concerned neighbours, friends and others

Editor, The Times:

If the article written by Adam Williams – Kamloops This Week (“Upper Clearwater dispute likened to ‘Hatfields and McCoys’”, Jan. 28 issue), was intended to sensationalize a difference of opinion between a handful of people living in Upper Clearwater and cause them and others alarm and distress, then it appears to have been successful.

We have fielded numerous communications from worried and concerned neighbours, friends and others who remember and know the Upper Clearwater Hall to be a joyous place.

Those who know us know that we are not thuggish louts who smash up property and terrorize our neighbours. Those that don’t know us yet but take a little time to talk with us will find that out for themselves.

The comments made by Director Schaffer really say more about how she represents some people in Area ‘A’ and were possibly not the best approach to heal “a rift in our community.”

The hall was built to be used and enjoyed. We look after it so it can be used and enjoyed and it is available to everyone to be used and enjoyed. If anyone still has doubts, come and talk with us, see things for yourself or maybe, become a member and help look after the ‘old hall’.

You can find out more on our web site at www.ucfi.ca!

Nick Frost, secretary

Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute