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White Spot owner in deep doo-doo after dumping dog poo at Penticton shelter

Penticton White Spot franchise owner Al Mansfield has issued an apology for dropping dog feces on the sidewalk in front of Compass House shelter in Penticton.
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April 07, 2021 - 5:01 PM

A Penticton franchisee who has apologized for depositing a load of dog feces in front of a Penticton homeless shelter is nonetheless in hot water with White Spot today.

Penticton and District Society for Community Living chief executive officer Tony Laing said security cameras at Compass House, a 30-bed shelter located at 1706 Main St. recorded a man dumping a load of dog feces on the sidewalk just before noon yesterday, April 6.

“Through our discussions, we identified who it was and as of today we have spoken to the individual and we did get an apology,” Laing said.

The individual was Al Mansfield, franchise owner of the White Spot Restaurant, located a few doors south of the shelter at 1770 Main St.

Laing said his organization, which operates Compass House, has accepted the verbal apology and the society is hoping to work with White Spot and the rest of their neighbours to resolve any issues with the shelter.

“There’s nothing to be gained by not accepting it. We endeavour to work with our neighbours and hope the outcome of this is that we can work with all our neighbours,” Laing said.

However, the apology may not be enough, as White Spot Hospitality president Warren Erhart weighed in on the matter today with this statement:

"The actions on Tuesday morning by Al Mansfield, a White Spot franchisee in the Okanagan, were disgraceful and in no way represent the values of White Spot Hospitality.

Mr. Mansfield has expressed shame and remorse and apologized publicly for what he did at Compass House in Penticton.

Nevertheless, we acknowledge the extreme severity of this situation and will be conducting a thorough investigation into this matter. Meanwhile, we have asked Mr. Mansfield to step back from the day-to-day operations of his business until we determine an appropriate course of action."

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