Letter: ‘Astounded’ people use public lake access like it’s their own personal beach

I am astounded by the gall of some who believe they have the right to do whatever they wish on public land.

To the editor:

Re:  Okanagan Centre controversy over greenspace cleanup.

Having owned property in Okanagan Centre for 45 years, I wish to express disappointment in the controversy and abusive behaviour of some residents over the clean up of the greenspace.

I am astounded by the gall of some who believe they have the right to do whatever they wish on public land. How can they possibly think they have the right to construct, or take over buildings, put in docks, or store personal items on property they do not own?

I am reminded of George Orwell’s classic 1945 book Animal Farm. There, all the animals are equal except for the pigs, which are more equal than the others.

Interesting how pigs like to think that.

Dr. Al LaBounty,

Okanagan Centre