Character assassination

Dear editor,

The character assassination your paper printed April 21 on Dr. Clelland would have fit well in the National Enquirer. Although your facts may be true, the extenuating circumstances of the story would make Dr. Clelland look like a hero if you had bothered to interview her before printing the College of Physicians and Surgeons press release. Dr. Clelland is a dedicated, respected doctor who goes way beyond the call of duty. She gives hours of her own time, without pay, helping people the rest of society has written off and is a valuable member of our community.

Maybe your paper could run an article on what an outstanding citizen Dr. Clelland is instead of reporting some minor transgression that makes her look bad.

Dan Murgatroyd

Port McNeill