Let’s get on with treatment

Re: Treatment is a waste (letters Nov. 21).

Re: Treatment is a waste (letters Nov. 21).

Mr. Wheaton’s letter is both hyperbolic and, to put it mildly, somewhat abusive.

I wonder if he can name any one of the “dozens” of scientists who agree with him?

It is true that six scientists from UVic, some time ago, came out with such a position, however the university was quick to distance itself from their opinions.

I wonder if Mr. Wheaton has taken the trouble to attend any of the many open, public CRD-sponsored meetings to debate the issue?

Did he attend the overflow public meeting attended by many hundreds of Victorians chaired by Alexandra Morton to discuss this among other topics? She is, after all, considered to be one of the premier authorities on all things to do with oceans and water.

The maligned CRD staff have studied the question of water effluent pollution exhaustively and have arrived at what they consider to be the best solution.

I applaud their efforts. Let us get on with it rather than delaying, to add to the cost, no doubt. Oceans are one, and sewage that we release in Victoria can wind up anywhere in the world. The effect of pollution is cumulative.

David Shillington

Oak Bay


Just Posted

Sex workers march in downtown Victoria for Red Umbrella Day

Red umbrellas became a symbol of sex workers after an art installation in Italy

MLA Adam Olsen calls for ‘substantial’ changes in provincial economy

Green Party MLA also criticizes gap between government rhetoric and actions

500 pounds of turkey served at Cool Aid community Christmas dinner

Annual dinner serves hundreds of community members

VIDEO: Annual Tuba Christmas concert draws large crowd to Market Square

Over 100 tuba and euphonium players gathered to play festive tunes

Revisit Christmas past as Point Ellice House displays Victorian-era traditions

Antique bobbles, cards, decor and more are on display

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Most Read