Encouraged to return to Hope

Once again we appreciate the diligence by Staff Sgt. Manj and also by the letter written by Pauline Cattrell of High Hopes B&B.

Re: Driving tourists away, Letters (Sept.7)

Since this letter was written, local RCMP Staff Sgt. Suki Manj has contacted the owners of High Hopes B&B to get clarification on the situation. He then spoke with us, got our information about what happened and contacted the officer that issued the ticket to get his side of the story.

The staff sergeant called back informing us that we shouldn’t have been fined because those windows are legal in the United States and we are U.S. residents. He then said the ticket and fine would be negated. He also hoped that this didn’t deter us from coming back to Canada. He was very polite and we appreciate his diligence in the matter to resolve the issue.

Once again we appreciate the diligence by Staff Sgt. Manj and also by the letter written by Pauline Cattrell of High Hopes. We had no recourse and we appreciate those two citizens of Canada for helping us out.

Thank you again staff sergeant and Pauline. We are now encouraged to come back and visit the beautiful Hope area in Canada.

Jon & Sharice Ballou

Lynden, WA USA