Letter: TNRD spending mess not surprising


After reading KTW’s investigative report about the TNRD and its self-entitled mismanagement of the community’s monies, it came as no surprise to us at Paul Lake.

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After all, we recall the ramshackle way the TNRD changed the timeline and goal posts to suit its needs, not the community it was hired to serve, regarding our fire department.

The TNRD is more concerned with the legalities of us having a fire department and not the potential loss of property and life we experience every year here.

In fact, this bumbling bureaucracy, coupled with the utterly lost B.C. Fire Commissioner’s Office, has placed most B.C. rural volunteer fire departments at risk of being lost.

The repugnance of the mismanagement of the utilities in its control is only exceeded by the lack of empathy for the communities the regional district is supposed to be serving.

Case in point — how all (managed?) areas were paying for water-treatment facilities when some communities have no water-treatment facilities. This had gone on for years.

According to the TNRD at the time, it was attributed to “an accounting error.”

To say the TNRD has run amuck with the latest scandal is an understatement; however, the bureaucrats there believe they were acting within their rights set out — by them — and, therefore, are not responsible.

We here at Paul Lake know who exactly is responsible. Unfortunately we are quite sure that they are sleeping well at night on fine Egyptian linen.

Rick Allen

former Paul Lake volunteer fireman

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