Dementia facility necessary for region

Councillors ill equipped to decide fate of health-care facility

It is depressing to see that the mayor-elect’s first action post-election was to cast the deciding vote against building a facility to care for people with dementia.

Oak Bay council is not competent to decide about health-care needs or priorities or facilities. Their only role in this decision is about variances relating to the building on the land. Apparently the complaints of a few neighbours and the prejudices of a few more were enough to throw this project into limbo.

Let’s hope to see everyone involved return and approach the discussion with a little less arrogance and a little more commitment to the good of the whole community, including those not fortunate enough to be currently residing in Oak Bay.

J. Murray

Oak Bay