Letter: Farming continues in Royal Oak

Royal Oak golf course is next to a working farm

Re: Lana Popham’s comment on Royal Oak Golf Course, (Sept. 13)

In response to Lana Popham’s comment in the Saanich News regarding the Royal Oak Golf Course removal from the ALR.

Lana stated “do they want a working farm in the middle of Royal Oak, do they want a park, or do they want development?”

I would advise that there is already a “working farm” in Royal Oak in the 4600 block of Pipeline Road & has been for years.

This property is five properties south of the Royal Oak Golf Course and backs onto the Castleton subdivision and adjoins Normandy Road properties.

For at least the past 20 years this farm has had chickens, horses, pigs and currently has cattle. Some agriculture as well. I just wanted to set the record straight.

I also support leaving the golf course in the ALR. This property would be a wonderful addition to the Commonwealth Place.

David Broad

Saanich

Just Posted

Kelly Ellard’s boyfriend has statutory release revoked

Darwin Duane Dorozan had several parole infractions that found him ‘unmanageable’

Colwood mayor pitches ferry as commuter alternative

Mayor Rob Martin says different modes of transportation need to be considered

Emerald Gloves boxing brings fights to Langford

Langford’s Matt Daniels dropped weight for debut

Bouquet sales support big dreams in Greater Victoria

Country Grocer features holiday bouquets for Help Fill a Dream

U.S. mayor and dying dog’s roadtrip to Victoria goes viral

First vacation in three years came a month after blood cancer diagnosis

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Greater Victoria holiday craft fair roundup for Nov. 16 to 18

Check off all of the items on your shopping list at these great events

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 14

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

Canada’s health system commendable overall but barriers to care remain: UN

The United Nations says Canada’s health care system is “commendable” overall but vulnerable groups still face barriers to quality care.

Doctor’s note shouldn’t be required to prove you’re sick: poll

70% of Canadians oppose allowing employers to make you get a sick note

Port Alberni convenience store robbed

Police still searching for suspect

German-born B.C. man warns against a ‘yes’ vote on proportional representation

Agassiz realtor Freddy Marks says PR in his home country shows party elites can never be voted out

Fashion Fridays: 5 coats you need this winter!

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Saskatchewan college honours memory of Humboldt Broncos coach

Darcy Haugan wore jersey No. 22 when he was a star player with the Briercrest College Clippers

Most Read