Re: "Urban Village will attract wrong kind of resident," Letters, The Gazette, April 6.
D. Marcinyshyn should first do some homework before assuming that building the Urban Village will mean that “trouble and crime will follow.” And while he or she is at it, look inside and try to deal with his or her racism.
For your information, D. Marcinyshyn, the Fort MacKay Group of Companies, which is partnering with Landrex to build the housing, is a successful, profitable company that has been around since the 1980s and employs more than 1,000 people. Its revenues have been consistently over $150 million annually. And yes, it is 100 per cent owned by the Fort MacKay First Nation. If you visit the community of Fort MacKay, you will note the roads, recreational facilities, and housing that have been funded through the profits of the company. I would hazard a guess that those houses are much nicer than many here in St. Albert.
Jim Monzer, St. Albert