Letters

Letter: Oak Bay resident joyful over cat’s return

Letter: Oak Bay resident joyful over cat’s return

Pete remains unwell after six weeks on the street

  • Sep 22, 2017
Letter: Oak Bay resident joyful over cat’s return
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation

DAVID BLACK: Saanich Commonwealth Pool the site of many accomplishments

Long-term, varied use of facilities one of the keys to 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

  • Sep 21, 2017
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation
LETTERS: Who should we help now?

LETTERS: Who should we help now?

I have volunteered and my company has made many donations to desperate…

LETTERS: Who should we help now?
LETTER: Block Watch situation unfortunate

LETTER: Block Watch situation unfortunate

Re: Blocked out, Saanich resident unable to join Block Watch, Saanich News, Sept. 13

LETTER: Block Watch situation unfortunate
(From left) Victoria-born brothers Geoff, Russ and Bruce Courtnall are collectively throwing their support behind the Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. YouTube

Victoria’s Courtnall brothers support Commonwealth Games bid

Opportunity to inspire residents to be more active, healthy and connected

  • Sep 17, 2017
(From left) Victoria-born brothers Geoff, Russ and Bruce Courtnall are collectively throwing their support behind the Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. YouTube
LETTER: Support a well-rounded candidate, don’t just focus on the EDPA

LETTER: Support a well-rounded candidate, don’t just focus on the EDPA

Re: “Resident supports Harper for byelection,” Sept.13th The letter writer supports [byelection…

  • Sep 16, 2017
LETTER: Support a well-rounded candidate, don’t just focus on the EDPA
LETTER: Cat owners need to be more responsible for their animals

LETTER: Cat owners need to be more responsible for their animals

One resident expresses her frustration with outdoor cats

  • Sep 16, 2017
LETTER: Cat owners need to be more responsible for their animals

LETTER: In praise of police

It is not often that we hear of police receiving praise for…

Lana Popham walks into the Government House ballroom. John Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Lana Popham column: Minority governments hold strong track record in Canada

Lana Popham to host free panel on minority government, Sept. 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Arbutus room at Saanich Commonwealth Place

  • Sep 15, 2017
Lana Popham walks into the Government House ballroom. John Horgan was sworn in as B.C.’s new premier and the new cabinet positions were announced at Government House in Victoria. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Eugene Pan points out the car-long scratch on his family’s Honda Odyssey. The van was scratched and the tire flattened (by damaged valve) on May 15. Upon getting it repaired, it was damaged again on Aug. 1. Travis Paterson/News Staff

LETTER: Re: Resident block out from Block Watch

Re: Resident Blocked Out From Block Watch, Saanich News, Sept. 13 One…

  • Sep 15, 2017
Eugene Pan points out the car-long scratch on his family’s Honda Odyssey. The van was scratched and the tire flattened (by damaged valve) on May 15. Upon getting it repaired, it was damaged again on Aug. 1. Travis Paterson/News Staff
Young cyclists ride around the Juan de Fuca Velodrome, one of the legacies from the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Greater Victoria.  Black Press file photo

DAVID BLACK: Facilities and legacies a big part of 1994 Games

Similar additions to local recreation infrastructure possible with another Games in Victoria

  • Sep 14, 2017
Young cyclists ride around the Juan de Fuca Velodrome, one of the legacies from the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Greater Victoria.  Black Press file photo
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LETTER: Let Saanich local area plans fulfill their purpose

Saanich proposes to update all 12 existing Local Area Plans within the…

  • Sep 13, 2017
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The old Emily Carr library branch at 3500 Blanshard St. has been vacant since December 2013, leaving Saanich with a $24,000 annual bill to cover operating costs. Dan Ebenal/News Staff

LETTER: Use old Emily Carr library as a daycare centre

Re: Former Saanich library continues to sit vacant, Saanich News, Sept. 8…

  • Sep 12, 2017
The old Emily Carr library branch at 3500 Blanshard St. has been vacant since December 2013, leaving Saanich with a $24,000 annual bill to cover operating costs. Dan Ebenal/News Staff

Commonwealth Games benefits remain illusory

B.C. government right to decide against financially backing Victoria’s bid

  • Sep 11, 2017
LETTERS: Residents say ‘no’ to carriage houses

LETTERS: Residents say ‘no’ to carriage houses

Readers respond to Saanich News’ Sept. 8 editorial

  • Sep 11, 2017
LETTERS: Residents say ‘no’ to carriage houses
The 2022 Commonwealth Games would help build $900 million worth of affordable housing for the region, says bid chair David Black. File photo

DAVID BLACK: More money for affordable housing in Victoria with Commonwealth Games bid

Applying for funding using the traditional route would yield far less, bid chair says

  • Sep 10, 2017
The 2022 Commonwealth Games would help build $900 million worth of affordable housing for the region, says bid chair David Black. File photo

LETTER: Cameras can’t compete with police resources

Police feet on the Malahat Highway and in municipalities where they live…

  • Sep 8, 2017
LETTER: CRD using taxpayers as ATM

LETTER: CRD using taxpayers as ATM

Taxpayers do not want money spent on wastewater trips. It leaves the…

  • Sep 8, 2017
LETTER: CRD using taxpayers as ATM
Facilities such as the gymnasium at the Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence in Saanich could be funded more easily by hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, says bid committee chair David Black. File photo

DAVID BLACK: Private citizens step up to cover potential Commonwealth Games cost overruns

Budgeting done conservatively; province, Greater Victoria municipalities would receive new revenues

  • Sep 7, 2017
Facilities such as the gymnasium at the Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence in Saanich could be funded more easily by hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, says bid committee chair David Black. File photo
LETTER: Deer native to Vancouver Island for thousands of years

LETTER: Deer native to Vancouver Island for thousands of years

Re: Deer not native to Gordon Head, letter in the Aug. 16…

  • Sep 6, 2017
LETTER: Deer native to Vancouver Island for thousands of years
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