EDITOR'S NOTE: Summerland resident Darren Sweet asked to respond to Richard Barkwill's online letter to the editor. For a letter to appear in print there is a strict word-count limit of 400 words. As Barkwill's letter did not appear in print for that reason, Mr. Sweet's is also being posted …

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Summerland Coun. Richard Barkwill submitted the following essay as a letter to the editor. It well exceed our 400 word limit for print. As this is an important issue, and with Barkwill being a member of Council, we are publishing the letter unedited and in its entirety for our…