Seek ways to keep islands in public use

It will be sad to see Chatham and part of Discovery islands closed to public use because of a few inconsiderate jerks

Re: Songhees limit access to Discovery Island (News, Aug. 3)

It will be sad to see Chatham and part of Discovery islands closed to public use because of a few inconsiderate jerks.

I can understand the Songhees wanting to protect their property from harm and to keep it clean and tidy.

My proposal is that the Songhees consider renting the islands to the federal or provincial governments, and let them take responsibility for patrolling and maintaining them, ban all fires, and impose heavy fines for violators.

I go fishing around Discovery Island most of the year, and rarely do I see anyone there, except in July and August, and very few even then.

I do hope an amicable solution can be found that allows for the respectful use of the islands.

Peter Gill, Saanich



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