Sewer deal smells bad

Letters

Why does the sewer contract with EPCOR that Sooke council has just approved smell so bad?

Common sense tells me that it should not be necessary to have to give a notice of one year in order to cancel the contract and also to pay a six-month penalty.  This might be different if EPCOR was giving us a special rate but this is not the case.

EPCOR has recently announced that it is making record profits and they are now going to receive a large increase in income from Sooke with this new contract.

This whole deal stinks and it once again goes to show that Sooke council is not acting in the best interests of Sooke… and has anyone on council considered that the recent budget that they approved does not allow for this increase in funds to be paid to EPCOR.

Will they ever learn?

Jim Mitchell

Sooke