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General News · 14th October 2012
gabriel Dinimn
I thought that in his first letter of September 20th John Drew disqualified himself from civil discourse when it became clear that he was trying to force the community to put pressure on the regional district to change the zoning on his property.
It is obvious that John Drew is trying to get a government maintained road through his property which opens the way for further subdivision of that property at a much later date. 
His apology for the inconvenience at the end of the letter is ill fitting when it is accompanied by his admonishment that the community contact the chair of the regional district in order to change that state of affair. I am always disconcerted when someone thinks that because I live in a remote rural/wilderness area, I am not sophisticated and I can be easily deceived.
I do not know who John Drew is trying to touch with his tender recollection of his arrival on Cortes, but his actions completely belies his words.
I hope that Mister Drew will quickly recognize that so far his efforts at community relations are a dismal failure. If it is his best effort then John Drew has a lot to learn from Cortes residents