Letters

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: Guidelines for a successful town hall
Letter: Guidelines for a successful town hall
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: Speed a factor for deer on Salt Spring Island
Letter: Speed a factor for deer on Salt Spring Island
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: School uniforms the answer if district can’t decide on a dress code

Letter: School uniforms the answer if district can’t decide on a dress code

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  • Oct 7, 2017
Letter: School uniforms the answer if district can’t decide on a dress code
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: Council needs to seek balance, significant contribution from developers
Letter: Council needs to seek balance, significant contribution from developers
Letter: Residents feel more included with town hall meetings

Letter: Residents feel more included with town hall meetings

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  • Sep 29, 2017
Letter: Residents feel more included with town hall meetings
Letter: Town hall idea earns Trump comparison
Letter: Town hall idea earns Trump comparison
LETTER: Senior happy to use curbside vote for byelection

LETTER: Senior happy to use curbside vote for byelection

Having discovered by chance, from a newspaper article that there was such…

  • Sep 26, 2017
LETTER: Senior happy to use curbside vote for byelection
Letter: Call for housing stragety in wake of church land proposed development

Letter: Call for housing stragety in wake of church land proposed development

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  • Sep 26, 2017
Letter: Call for housing stragety in wake of church land proposed development
Letter: Oak Bay resident joyful over cat’s return

Letter: Oak Bay resident joyful over cat’s return

Pete remains unwell after six weeks on the street

  • Sep 22, 2017
Letter: Oak Bay resident joyful over cat’s return
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation

DAVID BLACK: Saanich Commonwealth Pool the site of many accomplishments

Long-term, varied use of facilities one of the keys to 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

  • Sep 21, 2017
Saanich Commonwealth Place Pool receives much community use and is the training and competition site for the region’s high-level swimming and diving clubs.                                photo Courtesy Saanich Parks and Recreation
LETTERS: Who should we help now?

LETTERS: Who should we help now?

I have volunteered and my company has made many donations to desperate…

LETTERS: Who should we help now?
LETTER: Block Watch situation unfortunate

LETTER: Block Watch situation unfortunate

Re: Blocked out, Saanich resident unable to join Block Watch, Saanich News, Sept. 13

LETTER: Block Watch situation unfortunate