Letter to the Editor: Trailer situation shameful

This letter is addressed to the mayor and council in Port Edward and to Stonecliff Properties.

Editor:

This letter is addressed to the mayor and council in Port Edward and to Stonecliff Properties.

I have a question for the mayor and council and it’s been weighing heavy on my mind for awhile now. I am not sure if anyone else is thinking about this, but my question is howcome the mayor and council of Port Edward didn’t stand behind the people living in the trailer court and help them fight to keep their homes?

The company, Stonecliff Properties, should be ashamed of themselves for treating those families like that. Some of those families are my friends.

How many of those families voted the mayor and council in and then turned around and didn’t help or support them when they needed you?

Shame on you all.  If it ever happens to you, you will finally understand how these families feel.

As for Stonecliff Properties, how dare you try to order people to pay for the removal of the trailers when you are the ones who treated the families bad and forced them out. If I were the tenants of the trailer court, I would just sign the trailers over to you and you could get rid of them at your own expense.

Shame, shame on you. People will never trust your company again.

Port Edward and Prince Rupert will always be connected. We should have helped and stood beside these families to try and save their homes.

Shame on us too.

These families have children and live paycheque to paycheque, like so many of us do. They can’t afford to pay to have these trailers removed and disposed of. I hope that any good judge would rule in favour of the families and tell Stonecliff Properties that they have to dispose of the trailers at their own expense.

At one point in my life I lived out there in the trailer court too, so I know what it is like. I was taught right from wrong and to help people. I hope that one day Stonecliff Properties, who was involved in hurting these families, realizes that what they did was wrong.

Port Edward and Prince Rupert, let’s not let this happen again. Let’s stand together and help protect each other.

Elaine Hupman

Prince Rupert