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Resident not pleased with the outcome of the vote on twinning Kal Tire Place

Hey you, over there, with your face tattooed to your cell phone, don’t bother reading this. There are no animations or annoying texts to grab your attention.

You actually took time to vote for a new arena because you believed the line about, “Not to exceed $13.2 million.”

You only make minimum wage, so no hope of you ever owning a house in Vernon. The rest of us, however, have seen this line before. We know the costs will somehow rise. Just hope it isn’t double.

Why, when this happens, are the perpetrators never around, never there to stand up to these mistakes? The last time the push was on to find a location for the new arena, they over paid for the site, then, like a bolt out of the blue, found out that there was no way to build it without going way over budget.

Wow, politicians telling their version of a truth, you and I know what it is really called.

The hype before the new arena claimed the Civic Arena was beyond hope and would be a huge waste of taxpayers money to keep it viable. Sound familiar? It turned out the Civic was worth using after all. When your landlord comes by and tells you the rent is going up because his taxes skyrocketed, then you go to get a raise to cover this increase. Don’t whine when your boss says his taxes went up as well, so he can’t afford any raises!

Try also to remember the debacle of the new running track. The cost overruns amazed all. Some more half-truths.

So now that you are depressed, you can pull up stakes, move back to Alberta, leave us to pay for your tunnel vision version of pie-in-the-sky.

Keep in mind that Albertans are about to receive their correction notice for how things cost.

Bob Johnston

Vernon

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