Editor: I would like to respond to the letters written by Gerard Berg and Graham Brawnell, in the August 31 issue of the Gazette.
I too am a recent newcomer (seven years), and although the council may not be perfect, I thought the criticism was excessive.
Perhaps if they noticed the flag was not at half mast it would have been better to contact someone in charge and request that it be lowered. Maybe it was an oversight on their part. I think the reminder would have been better received than these letters.
Lake Cowichan cannot go back into its past, and perhaps is not sure of its future, so showing a little grace to the council may be in order at this time.