Neighbour supports pot plant

An Alberni man supports a former metal fabrication building becoming a licensed grow op.

To the Editor,

I support the idea of Stephen’s Sheet Metal building becoming a viable agricultural operation. The produce is immaterial, if it is approved by the Government of Canada, follows the rules and regulations, then issue the license and proceed.

Oh, by the way, I own a house on Fifth Avenue between Bute and Redford streets. I currently have to pass the derelict building to get to my property, I therefore feel I should have one of the bigger says in the matter. It’s, yes, in my back yard please. Take back the profit and tax revenue from the illegal growers and put it in the public purse for all to benefit . Business is business.

Also, if you don’t live in the area or own property there, then please keep falsely based objections to it to yourself. Please don’t tell me you live in upper South Port or Cameron Heights and then rant and rave (that) you don’t want it on Fourth Avenue and Bute Street. Because to be honest if it was legal under law I would even support a brothel there. Anything is better than abandoned, derelict, fire scorched buildings. Its time to stop whining and start building

To be denied permission to run a viable legal business, even if its a pot grow op at Fourth Avenue and Bute Street, is as insane as offering to sell a viable and vibrant quay to a developer.

Frank Hands,

Port Alberni

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