CRD decision is a major step forward

Re: “McLoughlin plant ruled out,” Sept. 13.

I was delighted to see the front-page headline announcing that the Capital Regional District has finally abandoned McLoughlin Point from consideration for a regional sewage plant.

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The CRD is to be congratulated on putting a stake through the heart of the McLoughlin proposal. This step was necessary to show that the CRD has truly brought closure to an expensive and misguided scheme and to remove the cloud of mistrust over the new planning process.

Paying to discard McLoughlin was well worth it. The benefit is to demonstrate, in a single step, that the CRD is now ready to pay attention to the evidence, consider the taxpayers’ interest, look for innovation, be transparent and respect member municipalities. I look forward to our regional sewage plan continuing to show these basic virtues.

Irwin Henderson

Victoria

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