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Letters Oct. 22: Victoria council must focus on real priorities; safety at school crosswalks

Letters Oct. 22: Victoria council must focus on real priorities; safety at school crosswalks

Furnace is broken — hey look, a shiny toy! Re: “Crystal Pool replacement decision delayed to at least 2023,” Oct. 20. So, the Crystal Pool is on hold again; at least a decision is on hold.
Letters Oct. 21: Safe parking for bikes; cars don't just 'evaporate'

Letters Oct. 21: Safe parking for bikes; cars don't just 'evaporate'

Forget subsidies, make bike parking secure The rebate money that Saanich is offering to purchasers of e-bikes would be better spent on providing secure and safe bicycle “parking” facilities at destinations such as stores, restaurants and all of the o
Letters Oct. 20: Who do we lock up, and why?; debunking vaccine misconceptions

Letters Oct. 20: Who do we lock up, and why?; debunking vaccine misconceptions

When they get older, we lock them up, no problem Re: “Locking up dangerous people still a no-go despite random attacks,” Les Leyne, Oct. 14.
Letters Oct. 19: Saanich's e-bike subsidies; elected officials and a higher standard

Letters Oct. 19: Saanich's e-bike subsidies; elected officials and a higher standard

How best to measure Saanich’s bike subsidies It’s easy to question the merit in spending $200,000 of local taxpayers’ money in supporting a mere 300 people to buy an electric bike.
Letters Oct. 16: Does North Saanich need to be 'complete'?; vaccine mandates have saved us all

Letters Oct. 16: Does North Saanich need to be 'complete'?; vaccine mandates have saved us all

Let’s move forward in harmony Re: “North Saanich needs to be a complete community,” commentary, Oct. 13. Perhaps for complete transparency, and our edification, the author could have apprised us, more fully, of his present position and or occupation.
Letters Oct. 15: Keeping North Saanich free of urban sprawl; the ethics of COVID-19

Letters Oct. 15: Keeping North Saanich free of urban sprawl; the ethics of COVID-19

Old community ideas are no longer workable Re: “North Saanich needs to be a complete community,” commentary, Oct. 13. If every community across Canada was “a complete community,” what an environmental mess our country would be.
Letters Oct. 14: B.C.'s passive pandemic plan; vaccine mandates unfair to faithful staff

Letters Oct. 14: B.C.'s passive pandemic plan; vaccine mandates unfair to faithful staff

Province’s passive pandemic response The antidote to passivity is not just action, but intentional action. Action without intention will take us somewhere, but not necessarily where we want to go.
Letters Oct. 13: Calm the vitriol over vaccinations; Bravo Zulu to Saanich workers

Letters Oct. 13: Calm the vitriol over vaccinations; Bravo Zulu to Saanich workers

Let’s cool the hatred over vaccinations I am not an anti-vaxxer. I have had two Pfizer shots. What worries me far more than the effect of COVID on our society is the degree of hatred that I see in letters to the editor in this paper.
Letters Oct. 12: We don’t need cruise ships; COVID vaccine boosters for everyone over 65

Letters Oct. 12: We don’t need cruise ships; COVID vaccine boosters for everyone over 65

Refreshing absence of Las Vegas on water Re: “Our new reality — fewer cruise ship visits,” commentary, Oct. 9. A sombre and yet refreshing column regarding the possibility of a changing cruise ship industry.
Letters Oct. 9: Give taggers what they deserve;  COVID safety in our schools

Letters Oct. 9: Give taggers what they deserve; COVID safety in our schools

Doing the right thing with those taggers Re: “Nanaimo graffiti tagger must pay $15,000, clean up and say sorry,” Oct. 8. It was so great to read that Nanaimo tagger Khaos was heavily fined and made to clean up their mess.