Letter: Writer makes Rutland sound like a war zone

…as a resident of Rutland for the last 15 years I have not witnessed the so-called free-for-all on any streets I have been on.

To the editor:

Re: The letter from Bruce Orydzuk “Rutland a “free-for-all” on ‘every street.” It looks like it’s time for me to move to a safer community.

Odd thing is, that as a resident of Rutland for the last 15 years I have not witnessed the so-called free-for-all on any streets I have been on.

A free-for-all is defined as a disorganized argument, contest, or fight in which everyone present participates. Mr. Orydzuk’s statement that many homeowners and residences are out of options for the destruction of their neighbourhoods sounds like Rutland is a war zone.

As for drug dealing in “many” Rutland neighbourhoods also been out-of-control I would be interested to know what the word many means to Mr. Oryzdzuk—one, two, 10, 50? And what does he mean by out of control?

I see a couple of possible reasons for Mr. Orydzuk’s vastly inaccurate and overblown criticism of Rutland, the police and city council. Perhaps he is attempting to show Rutland in such a negative light that people will avoid living or moving here. Perhaps he just wrote the letter because he was angry at the police for some personal reason, or maybe he just likes to whine and complain as it is easier than to be part of the solution i.e. Block Watch in Kelowna.

Certainly, everyone is entitled to state his or her opinion but when someone so over exaggerates a problem, it makes me wonder what alternative motive that person has. It is very difficult to take such a person seriously.

Murray Elliott, Kelowna


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