Letters

Medians such as these along Esquimalt Road can create inadequate sight lines, one reader writes. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Other options might work better than medians in Esquimalt

Obstruction of drivers and pedestrians can be dangerous, reader writes

  • Jul 17, 2017
Medians such as these along Esquimalt Road can create inadequate sight lines, one reader writes. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
A Greenpeace employee climbs a flagpole in front of the B.C. legislature the morning after a deal is reached between the NDP and B.C. Green Party to form a minority government. One reader writes that public sentiment can force change when it comes to major federally supported projects such as the Trans Mountain pipeline. Tom Fletcher/Black Press

History has a lesson for Trudeau, Notley on pipeline issue

Victoria reader says Horgan, B.C. government not powerless to reject Trans Mountain project

  • Jul 16, 2017
A Greenpeace employee climbs a flagpole in front of the B.C. legislature the morning after a deal is reached between the NDP and B.C. Green Party to form a minority government. One reader writes that public sentiment can force change when it comes to major federally supported projects such as the Trans Mountain pipeline. Tom Fletcher/Black Press
Christie Point redevelopment will be a mark on council

Christie Point redevelopment will be a mark on council

Two View Royal residents urge others to consider the Christie Point decision when voting

  • Jul 16, 2017
Christie Point redevelopment will be a mark on council
Its eight red clay courts make the tennis facility at Bear Mountain in Langford the largest of its kind in Western Canada. A local tennis advocate has been encouraging the City of Victoria to construct similar courts and says the popularity of clay around the world could enhance the region”s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Joel Tansey/Black Press

More clay courts in Victoria might help Commonwealth Games bid

Tennis fan advocates for construction of international calibre courts

  • Jul 16, 2017
Its eight red clay courts make the tennis facility at Bear Mountain in Langford the largest of its kind in Western Canada. A local tennis advocate has been encouraging the City of Victoria to construct similar courts and says the popularity of clay around the world could enhance the region”s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Joel Tansey/Black Press
Resident questions impact traffic will have on emergency response times

Resident questions impact traffic will have on emergency response times

One resident still has concerns about Christie Point redevelopment proposal

Resident questions impact traffic will have on emergency response times
The letter writer wants Saanich to follow the City of Victoria and work towards banning single-use plastic bags.                                Owen Parish/Flickr Creative Commons
The letter writer wants Saanich to follow the City of Victoria and work towards banning single-use plastic bags.                                Owen Parish/Flickr Creative Commons
Duo Looky performs at the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival at Ship Point on opening night Tuesday. One reader writes that the Downtown Victoria Business Association and the City simply usurped the highly successful Victoria International Buskers Festival. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria resident finds history of new busker festival distasteful

City and business group committed cultural mutiny, reader writes

  • Jul 13, 2017
Duo Looky performs at the Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival at Ship Point on opening night Tuesday. One reader writes that the Downtown Victoria Business Association and the City simply usurped the highly successful Victoria International Buskers Festival. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point on a weekend evening. An American couple travelling on a Princess Cruise Lines ship met a local resident near Fisherman’s Wharf who wound up touring them around the city, making their brief stop here more enjoyable.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cruise ship passengers get royal treatment in Victoria

U.S. visitors given personal tour by passionate city resident

Cruise ships sit in port at Ogden Point on a weekend evening. An American couple travelling on a Princess Cruise Lines ship met a local resident near Fisherman’s Wharf who wound up touring them around the city, making their brief stop here more enjoyable.                                 Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Saanich staff give direction to cyclists Wednesday at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street morning as improvements to the Lochside Regional Trail opened. District of Saanich

Letter: Consider raised bike lanes over intersections

Re: ‘Saanich opens new cycling connection,’ June 28 I’m an old time…

  • Jul 12, 2017
Saanich staff give direction to cyclists Wednesday at the intersection of McKenzie Avenue and Borden Street morning as improvements to the Lochside Regional Trail opened. District of Saanich
LETTER: Dogs must be kept under control in off-leash areas

LETTER: Dogs must be kept under control in off-leash areas

We read with concern the article in the June 28 edition of…

  • Jul 11, 2017
LETTER: Dogs must be kept under control in off-leash areas
MP’s historical account challenged

MP’s historical account challenged

Some of the contents of our local MP’s July newsletter exposes more…

  • Jul 9, 2017
MP’s historical account challenged
Turning a page in the TV age

Turning a page in the TV age

Remember when we only had a few channels to watch on our…

  • Jul 8, 2017
Turning a page in the TV age
Business must adapt to changing times

Business must adapt to changing times

Businesses have to deal with reality, which today is the shortage of…

  • Jul 8, 2017
Business must adapt to changing times
Municipal decisions carry a cost

Municipal decisions carry a cost

Re: Saanich governance review fails to capture public’s interest in the June…

  • Jul 5, 2017
Municipal decisions carry a cost
Drivers must keep an eye out for cyclists

Drivers must keep an eye out for cyclists

Recently a cyclist going to work on the Galloping Goose Trail was…

  • Jul 2, 2017
Drivers must keep an eye out for cyclists
LETTER: New Vic Derman Park won’t replace Christmas Hill

LETTER: New Vic Derman Park won’t replace Christmas Hill

On behalf of the North Quadra Community Association (NQCA), I want to…

  • Jul 2, 2017
LETTER: New Vic Derman Park won’t replace Christmas Hill
No graceful exit for Clark

No graceful exit for Clark

Christy Clark had the opportunity to act graciously and fade into the…

  • Jul 1, 2017
No graceful exit for Clark
Charging stations needed

Charging stations needed

I’m heartened to read that “Saanich targets 5,000 electric vehicles by 2020”…

  • Jun 29, 2017
Charging stations needed
There’s a shortage of qualified, dedicated care workers in Victoria, which affects local daycares’ ability to operate at capacity, writes onbe operator. iStock photo

Victoria daycare operator clarifies issues facing industry

Lack of qualified care providers at a critical point

  • Jun 29, 2017
There’s a shortage of qualified, dedicated care workers in Victoria, which affects local daycares’ ability to operate at capacity, writes onbe operator. iStock photo
Time for a new day in B.C. politics

Time for a new day in B.C. politics

Isn’t B.C. ‘democracy’ interesting? Some claim a hung legislature, narrowly supported by…

  • Jun 28, 2017
Time for a new day in B.C. politics
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