Dear Editor:

I would like to respond to the snipe at former editor Kelsey Verboom by an anti-Jumbo writer.

I have read the local papers for 45 years and I have never seen such totally unbiased, factual writing by any editor.

She treated every event with great depth, interviewing all parties before writing an article. Just because the facts disagreed with someones opinion on a subject she was the object of unbelievable abuse by many parties.

Years ago we had an editor who was constantly opinionated and political in articles, causing me and many friends to cancel our subscriptions to the paper. Ms. Verboom was our Bernstein and Woodward!

John Nairn

Invermere B.C.

Editors note: Nairn refers to Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who were instrumental in uncovering the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixons resignation in 1974.