Letters

Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels
Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels
Letter: Oak Bay official community plan needs updating
Letter: Oak Bay official community plan needs updating
Letter: Many ways for students to ‘skirt’ dress codes
Letter: Many ways for students to ‘skirt’ dress codes
Letter: Water charges unfair to average households
Letter: Water charges unfair to average households
LETTER: Loud car stereo a selfish act

LETTER: Loud car stereo a selfish act

This is in response to the Central Saanich man who received a…

  • Oct 20, 2017
LETTER: Loud car stereo a selfish act
Medallists from the women’s 100-metre breastroke celebrate their podium finishes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. A News reader writes that the impact on young Victoria athletes of hosting another Commonwealth Games in 2022 can’t be understated. Photo glasgow2014.com

More support for Victoria’s Commonwealth Games bid

Former UVic chancellor, construction company boss, says Games invaluable for youth

  • Oct 19, 2017
Medallists from the women’s 100-metre breastroke celebrate their podium finishes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. A News reader writes that the impact on young Victoria athletes of hosting another Commonwealth Games in 2022 can’t be understated. Photo glasgow2014.com

Liabilities of a rapacious industry

Although climate change is a reality, our reliance on it to shrug off certain environmental changes is often overdone.

  • Oct 19, 2017
LETTERS: Let’s not forget our soldier’s sacrifices

LETTERS: Let’s not forget our soldier’s sacrifices

It is only October, so why should we think about Remembrance Day?…

  • Oct 17, 2017
LETTERS: Let’s not forget our soldier’s sacrifices
It was hard to disguise 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics committee CEO John Furlong’s sense of satisfaction and national pride during his speech at the Games closing ceremonies. Furlong writes that while serious discussions must be had and tough decisions made before deciding to host an event like the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the long-term effects of hosting can be well worth the risks. Photo public domain

OPINION: 2010 Winter Games CEO fully behind Victoria’s Commonwealth Games bid

John Furlong sees opportunity as chance to continue building country’s stellar rep as event host

  • Oct 17, 2017
It was hard to disguise 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics committee CEO John Furlong’s sense of satisfaction and national pride during his speech at the Games closing ceremonies. Furlong writes that while serious discussions must be had and tough decisions made before deciding to host an event like the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the long-term effects of hosting can be well worth the risks. Photo public domain
LETTER: Not just roundabout etiquette needed on West Shore Parkway

LETTER: Not just roundabout etiquette needed on West Shore Parkway

One residents points to other dangerous driving habits

  • Oct 15, 2017
LETTER: Not just roundabout etiquette needed on West Shore Parkway
The West Shore Parks and Recreation Society says it will be facing funding shortfalls of roughly $75,000. That number could be significantly more in 2018. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Bring a proposal to the West Shore Recreation table, Langford

View Royal Mayor David Screech expands on West Shore Parks and Recreation’s operations

  • Oct 15, 2017
The West Shore Parks and Recreation Society says it will be facing funding shortfalls of roughly $75,000. That number could be significantly more in 2018. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
LETTER: Humpback rail crossing should be left open

LETTER: Humpback rail crossing should be left open

One Langford resident is asking the ICF to keep the rail crossing open

  • Oct 14, 2017
LETTER: Humpback rail crossing should be left open
News reader questions columnist Tom Fletcher’s arguments against climate change’s affect on the B.C. wildfire season, as an example. BC Fire Service photo

Black Press columnist’s views on climate upsetting to Millennial

Acknowledgement of climate change’s effects more relevant to age group

  • Oct 12, 2017
News reader questions columnist Tom Fletcher’s arguments against climate change’s affect on the B.C. wildfire season, as an example. BC Fire Service photo
LETTER: Bus lanes aren’t a solution for all commuters

LETTER: Bus lanes aren’t a solution for all commuters

One Langford resident notes B.C. Transit doesn’t fit in everyone’s schedules

  • Oct 10, 2017
LETTER: Bus lanes aren’t a solution for all commuters
Saanich mayor says police chief’s contract a good deal for taxpayers

Saanich mayor says police chief’s contract a good deal for taxpayers

Editor’s Note: This is a letter from Saanich Mayor Richard Atwell: On…

  • Oct 10, 2017
Saanich mayor says police chief’s contract a good deal for taxpayers
LETTER: Leave the science to the experts

LETTER: Leave the science to the experts

One reader was disappointed in columnist Tom Fletcher’s research last week

  • Oct 9, 2017
LETTER: Leave the science to the experts
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)

LETTER: Scientific consensus favours human-caused warming

Sierra Club B.C. campaigner responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Oct 5, 2017
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)
One reader would like to see the province fill gaps left by Greyhound’s reduced service in B.C. File photo

B.C. government should create a provincial bus service

Greyhound’s reduced service will begin to affect communities, reader writes

One reader would like to see the province fill gaps left by Greyhound’s reduced service in B.C. File photo
LETTER: One Wave gathering a treat

LETTER: One Wave gathering a treat

Local youth inspired resident to attend event

  • Sep 28, 2017
LETTER: One Wave gathering a treat
(Black Press file photo)

LETTER: Childcare a chance for NDP to show leadership

It’s not just parents waiting for $10-a-day daycare

  • Sep 27, 2017
(Black Press file photo)