Letters: Who has the guts?

In order for the downtown to thrive, the dealers, petty thieves and other n’er do wells must go.

Editor, The News:

Re: Downtown still not vibrant (The News, Sept. 10).

Until the establishment at the southwest corner of 222nd Street and Lougheed Highway is gone, the downtown area will continue to be plagued by thieves and drug dealers.

The other day, I was at a gas station near the building in question. During the time I was there, I saw three drug deals go down.

In order for the downtown to thrive, the dealers, petty thieves and other n’er do wells must go. Thus far, I don’t see anyone with the political will to clean up the mess.

I wonder if any of our aspiring mayoral candidates have the guts to get to work and order the police to clear these people out of the downtown area?

George Clarke

Maple Ridge