LETTER: Smarten up when disposing of lit cigarettes

Driver who flicked lit cigarette into dry grass ignorant to risks, says reader

On Monday, I was driving downtown and was stopped at a red light at Tillicum Road and the Trans-Canada Highway.

In front of me was a small Toyota, and I saw the driver flick a lit cigarette out the window. After I realized what I had witnessed, and I laid on the horn, he looked at me in the rearview mirror and shrugged. (After all, it was clear I was the nut!)

We have paid huge dollars for fire fighting including bringing firefighters from Australia. Areas of Vancouver Island are tinder dry and we haven’t had much appreciable rain since June.

The province (we paid for this) is running a TV campaign showing NOT to do just exactly what this driver did. We are paying big bucks to fight fires and build public awareness. But that only applies to others, it seems.

This is obviously the same person that wastes water, doesn’t recycle his garbage and drives to the corner store while texting his wife about their plans for the evening.

Days of fighting fires in the Interior while watching people lose their homes seems justifiable to this kind of person, I suppose.

D. A. Moxley

Saanich

 

Just Posted

Saanich council approves rural subdivision despite staff and public opposition

Critics say it will lead to urban sprawl, while supporters cite the need for housing

Victoria BC Transit driver taken to hospital after assault

Driver attempted to stop an altercation between two people on the bus

How a scrawny kid from Oak Bay bulked into one of rugby sevens’ best

Doing it for Dylan, Oak Bay’s Connor Braid at the top of his game

CRD’s 2019 financial plan includes 23 per cent increase for capital projects

Housing, health care and wastewater projects included in 2019 plan

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

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

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Most Read