Aldergrove shafted because of secretive council decision

We tried to find out what was going on at Langley Events Centre and were unable to get any information.

Editor: Re: “Secretive spending at Events Centre smells,” (The Times, Sept. 13).

This is completely unacceptable. Shame on you, Langley Township council. My husband and I have been watching closely what happens with the Aldergrove Pool. We even went to one of the last council meetings to show our support.

Not once did we hear anything about this Events Centre expansion. We took our kids to tennis lessons in the summer and saw the construction in the parking lot. We Googled and searched to see if we could find out what was going on because we hadn’t seen or heard anything about what was happening. I am completely shocked and appalled that this can happen.

They have already started construction, while the pool in Aldergrove has been stalled for 10 years. The community is suffering because of it, We have been desperate in Aldergrove for our pool and this is what council is focusing on. Shame on them. They should all be thrown out of office.

We need this stopped and the focus put back on the priority of a community in desperate need for a pool and recreation center for the youth’s sake. You wonder why crime is high in Aldergrove. I’ll tell you why — it’s because the youth have nowhere to go and no transit to get them there. It’s not rocket science.

This is so unbelievable and it makes me so angry, How dare the council approve this? Had it been brought to the public’s attention and voted on, I strongly believe the Aldergrove Pool could have starting construction yesterday before this joke of an expansion. This has been put through so fast that it will no doubt have major oversight issues.

Patricia O’Grady,

Aldergrove