Mayor Furney a gem

Mr Ben McGibbon needs to learn how to speak to his elders.

Dear editor:

Mr Ben McGibbon who, in his Feb. 23 letter to the editor, calls himself a young resident of Port McNeill, needs to learn how to speak to his elders.

Mayor Gerry Furney of Port McNeill has done more for his community in over forty years of sacrificial service than most anyone could ever dream of accomplishing.

When the mayor delineates his priorities for the town and speaks of resource-based jobs, he knows what he’s doing!

The “older residents” Ben refers to have, by the sweat on their brow(s), dedicated their lives, against all odds, to the building of a stable economy on the North Island.

What they have accomplished in this semi-remote wilderness is truly amazing!

Without Mr. Furney and those who Ben calls older, there would be no Port McNeill to improve and diversify.

Let’s accord these folks the dignity and respect they deserve.

Maybe, just maybe, we can learn something from them about the ABCs of community.

Marie Monette

Coal Harbour