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DAVID BLACK: More money for affordable housing in Victoria with Commonwealth Games bid

DAVID BLACK: More money for affordable housing in Victoria with Commonwealth Games bid

Applying for funding using the traditional route would yield far less, bid chair says

LETTER: Cameras can’t compete with police resources

Police feet on the Malahat Highway and in municipalities where they live will prevent far more deaths than cheapskate approaches like long-interval speed measuring systems that may not be able to identify the aggressive driver weaving in and out of traffic, nor other offenders.
LETTER: CRD using taxpayers as ATM

LETTER: CRD using taxpayers as ATM

Taxpayers do not want money spent on wastewater trips. It leaves the impression the CRD does not know what they are doing after 20 years of discussion. Let the travelling salesmen bring their promotions to Victoria as they will likely receive a commission.
DAVID BLACK: Private citizens step up to cover potential Commonwealth Games cost overruns

DAVID BLACK: Private citizens step up to cover potential Commonwealth Games cost overruns

Budgeting done conservatively; province, Greater Victoria municipalities would receive new revenues
DAVID BLACK: Private citizens step up to cover potential Commonwealth Games cost overruns

DAVID BLACK: Private citizens step up to cover potential Commonwealth Games cost overruns

Budgeting done conservatively; province, Greater Victoria municipalities would receive new revenues
LETTER: Deer native to Vancouver Island for thousands of years

LETTER: Deer native to Vancouver Island for thousands of years

Re: Deer not native to Gordon Head, letter in the Aug. 16 Saanich News . The letter writer incorrectly states that there were “no deer in the Gordon Head district between the years 1942 and 1969” and that deer are “now an invasive species.”
DAVID BLACK: Greater Victoria’s 2022 Games bid fine-tuned, still alive

DAVID BLACK: Greater Victoria’s 2022 Games bid fine-tuned, still alive

Reworked plan to be unveiled at home in advance of Commonwealth Games Federation submission
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

The initial firefighters should be loggers and first responders living in the same area as the fire
Speed and weed aren’t helping ICBC

Speed and weed aren’t helping ICBC

Readers call for electronic enforcement, car insurance competition
Victoria building developers cater to upper-end renters, buyers

Victoria building developers cater to upper-end renters, buyers

City’s moderate wage earners being shut out of housing market