Complainers should rethink

It is not the rain and overcast skies that will drive me away. It will be the protesters and complainer

Regulating beauty, taste in development (Oak Bay News Dec. 7).

After two years here, it is not the rain and overcast skies that will drive me away. It will be the protesters and complainers with their exaggerated arguments supporting their cause. Then they have media support.

It started with H.S.T.; then smart meters; and the 99 per cent protesting banks with buying Apple and using Google and Facebook. Then along comes the monster house protest on Monterey. It has a smaller street face compared to the neighbouring house which is taller and wider. South Oak Bay has a number of flat-roofed West Coast design houses. It also has many more renovated houses with added storeys or wings.

There are monster houses on Cranmore Road or Beach Drive or Nottingham Road. There are lots of large, old houses mixed in with small old homes such as the 1500-block of Hampshire Rd. or Monterey Ave. One wonders what the impact was on the street face back then.

The new house on Monterey recently in the Oak Bay News would not come close to a monster house. The issue should be the front yard depth and the space along the side of a house.

Hopefully the teachers union will finalize their course on critical thinking.

Perhaps they could add a couple of prerequisite courses on thinking and rational thought. Hopefully they will be provided at adult night school.

Jim Thomas

Oak Bay