The article in your August 9 issue regarding a “controversy” at the Alpine Bakery made me feel ill.
First off, anyone who has dealt with Suat Tuzlak at all knows that he’s an honourable man who treats his staff with generosity and respect.
Secondly, the last time I checked, this was still supposed to be a free country. If that’s so, it follows that if Mr. Tuzlak wants to provide opportunities to volunteer apprentices who wish to learn something about baking, and there are individuals who want to do this, then that should be absolutely nobody’s business but his and theirs. Period.
As I read it, what this article boils down to is there are a number of self-righteous, grandstanding busybodies in this town who could benefit the entire community by simply attempting to mind their own business once in a while. Although apparently some 40 per cent of folks in the Yukon now work for the government, there still exists such a thing as private enterprise, and it should be respected as such.
Furthermore, drawing on a bunch of irresponsible internet babble to create a headline article calling into question the ethics of a man who has done a lot of good for this community marks a unique low point in the editorial standards of the Yukon News. An apology is in order.
Dave Cartier, Sr.