I would like the public to understand that the recent fire department news release was never endorsed by council. If it had been then the information would have been edited for accuracy.
The information was not completely factual and home insurance rates will not be doubling anytime soon. It was reckless and irresponsible to use scare tactics to justify what I see as a hiring agenda by the chief.
I hope that a retraction and an apology by the chief is in this issue of the Sooke News Mirror. If not then I would have to question why?