Coal Harbour business warrants a better break than it’s getting

Dear editor,

Regarding the article: Permit calms angst (Gazette, Mar. 10)

It is my understanding that this property and business was purchased to help and improve tourism in the community. The owners June and Grant Hewko have had their fair share of bureaucracy in accomplishing this goal. June Hewko and her family lived in Port Hardy for years. She has a strong connection to the community and some of its residents. I find it so sad that some community members trying to discourage them.

If June and Grant Hewko didn’t care about the community they would not have removed all the old junk trailers and garbage on the property. They have good intentions for the property.

I am recommending to the Hewkos that they sue the Regional District of Mount Waddington and others over how they have been treated in regard to this property. We will be contacting the MLA in Campbell River and Victoria regarding the $5000.00 deposit that the District of Mount Waddington is asking them to pay. I would think the regional district would welcome the fact that this business will create jobs in the community, well as the potential revenue from all applicable taxes they collect.

Patricia Ally

Langley