Letter: Column of scorn and loathing fatigues reader

Send your letters to editor@oakbaynews.com

Re: Polluted logic plagues pesticide bylaws (Opinion, Oak Bay News, Jan. 31)

Tom Fletcher’s scorn for his readers is increasingly palpable each week. Want to keep toxic chemicals out of the soil, groundwater, and ocean? You’re an illogical hippie idealist. Want to ban oil pipelines? You’re an unrealistic idiot with no idea how the economy works.

I, for one, am just plain tired of it. I hear there are plenty of jobs back in the oil patch. If Fletcher loathes environmentalism and idealism so much, maybe he should consider a move. I know there are plenty of young writers capable of nuanced prose and careful logic — things we miss with the incumbent — who’d love to replace him.

Stephen Ross,

Oak Bay

Just Posted

Man struck and killed on the Pat Bay Highway

Pedestrian struck while crossing near Mount Newton X Rd in Central Saanich

Embrace Twilight with community walk in Uplands Park

Organizers promote second Uplands event Sunday

WATCH: Officers recognized at 10th anniversary of anti-impaired driving program

Alexa’s Team has grown from 26 members in 2008 to the current 2,400

Joining the new wave of women in trades

Pair of Saanich residents among women joining trades

Oak Bay plans pop-up public consultation starting this week

Online survey now live at www.oakbay.ca and hard copy versions available at municipal hall

WATCH: Officers recognized at 10th anniversary of anti-impaired driving program

Alexa’s Team has grown from 26 members in 2008 to the current 2,400

COLUMN: Stanley Cup playoff second-round predictions

Sidney Crosby and the Penguins continue their quest for their third straight Stanley Cup

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of April 24

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. seeks court ruling on new pipeline regulations

Province wants to require permits for any new bitumen transport

LIVE: TSB findings on plane crash that killed former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice

The TSB will announce its findings and the Capital News will follow.

Former child watchdog to head UBC centre on residential schools

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to lead university’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Saanich MLA says business world prepared her for political arena

Lana Popham says the work will never end on the equality front, but each success makes it easier for the next person

Federal Green Party leader says finances were her biggest career obstacle

Elizabeth May lists her mother as her main role model

Man dead after possible attack near Vancouver casino

A 38-year-old man with ‘serious injures’ was rushed to hospital but died in surgery

Most Read