LETTER: Farmland figures raise questions

Nathalie Chambers states in her letter to the editor that last year 20 per cent of Madrona Farms was taken out of farm production due to non permitted uses in the area.

Twenty per cent of 24 acres is a large amount of land to give up on given she is so concerned about food security. Is there some scientific evidence to show this land can no longer be farmed, what the cause is and who is to blame? Ms. Chambers’ statement seems to blame and point a finger at neighbouring properties but provides no details or facts.

If Ms. Chambers intends to run for council, she needs to provide more clarity and evidence. Given her strong public concern for protecting farmland and for food security, Chambers provides no evidence that she did anything to protect Madrona Farms from becoming non productive or that she has any intentions of trying to restore this 20 per cent of the land back into production.

How dare she complain about others. She certainly does not have my vote. Maybe Madrona Farms should be given back to the Songhees.

Ian Dunn


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