Re: “DND should help with sewage-plant land,” letter, March 29.
I suspect when the writer was cycling around Macaulay Point it must have been at midnight if he missed seeing all the locals out there using the “unused” land. As to it being under-utilized, what is the determining number for optimum utilization by the citizens of an area? If 50 people a day go there for a walk or take their dogs to the off-leash area and the local pre-schools bring children for picnics and fresh air, is it under-utilized because it is not 55 or 65 people over the age of 18?
Are those 50 people somehow under-enjoying or under-appreciating the view and therefore not as deserving of a park as the much more appreciative residents in other municipalities?
As for McLoughlin Point, it would have been a difficult bike ride, as that is a small, rocky piece of property which will accommodate the intended plant but not anything larger.
The number of processing plants is a circular argument at best and ignores the fact that other, far more suitable sites were proposed in a report the Capital Regional District commissioned many years ago and has ignored for those same many years. For a governing body with the mandate of serving all the citizens of the region, it appears selective in who it listens to and capricious in how it applies policy.
It’s not about sewage treatment in the CRD, it’s about the treatment of people by the CRD.
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