Letter: No more fake news: A poem

Kelowna writer says she won’t be spreading rumours anymore



To the editor:

A stranger told me at the park one day

That soon the dog park will be taken away.

So I wrote a letter out of concern

Which others copied and mailed in turn

Then a call came from our Mayor Basran,

Asking me where this rumor began.

But no source I had to offer;

Just a comment from another dog walker.

Our mayor said I should have called City Hall

To inquire, then share the truth with all.

With humble apology I promised to remember

To phone for facts before spreading a rumor.

The park shall stay as it is, said our Mayor

And with that I wish all a great Summer!

June Turner, A reformed ‘fake news’ reporter