Golf course trail an on-leash area

The Cedar Hill golf course trail is an amazing gift to our community.

The Cedar Hill golf course trail is an amazing gift to our community.

Everyone should feel comfortable using this resource, including your dog.

Unfortunately, your dog is not entirely attuned to the niceties of trail etiquette.

Twice in the past week I have been stopped in my early morning run by an off-leash dog barking and blocking my way in the middle of the trail. Both times the owner was eventually able to get her frightened canine under control.

A year ago I was not so lucky.

On Oct. 27 last year at the southeast corner of the trail at the bottom of the hill behind the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, I was attacked by a large off-leash Rottweiler. I received four puncture wounds to my left side and required a doctor’s care.

After my Rottweiler encounter, I wrote to the Saanich asking for improved signage alerting dog-owners that this is an on-leash trail.

Since then, the municipality has erected prominent signs limiting their liability in the event of errant golf balls. They have put up new signs instructing cyclists to dismount in deference to golfer congestion. But there has been no improvement in signs that might help me feel I can run the trail in safety.

So, I appeal directly to you dog-owners. I am happy to see your dogs enjoying the trail. But I am not happy to feel that I am at risk of being his morning snack.

Please keep your dogs on a leash.

Christopher Page

Saanich

 

Just Posted

Sun on its way after Greater Victoria sees wettest July in six years

Environment Canada meteorologists say the drizzle is likely to end soon

Trudeau announces $79M investment for 118 more public transit buses across B.C.

Contributions from municipal to federal level to fund more buses in a bid to cut commutes

Saanich samples the best of local food at Pepper’s Foods showcase.

Tenth annual showcase celebrates local food producers and vendors

After Victoria dad’s death, Technical Safety BC wants changes to trampoline park rules

Jay Greenwood, 46, did ‘a series of acrobatic manoeuvres prior to a fall that caused serious injury and cardiac arrest’

VIDEO: 1,400 classic cars roll into Victoria for Deuce Days

The four-day festival highlights classic hot rods, with a special emphasis on cars built in 1932

POLL: Do you carry reusable shopping bags?

While a court ruling determined the City of Victoria’s plastic bag ban… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of July 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs have been sold

Victoria company has purchased BCHL team, but will keep it in Port Alberni

“Does Kirby care?” B.C. First Nation’s group using geo-targeted ads in Houston, Texas for justice

The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has called out Kirby Corporation for the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill

B.C. woman wins record $2.1 million on casino slot machine

‘That night was so surreal … I wasn’t able to sleep or eat for the first two days,’ she said

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Tax take stays ahead of increased B.C. government spending

Tax revenue $2.1 billion higher than budget in 2018-19

Most Read