(Black Press Media File)

LETTER: Is Oak Bay to good to house the homeless?

Re: CRD explores option to use Oak Bay Lodge for people who are homeless. After reading the article about the possible use of Oak Bay Lodge for low-barrier housing, I’m not sure why Burnside Gorge is accepting more than its share of this vulnerable population but why should Oak Bay be entitled to not take any?

How is that fair? Does Oak Bay consider itself in a different class than other communities?

I’m sure that there are many factors which have to be considered when determining what to do with the Oak Bay Lodge site but quite frankly, reading this article, I get the impression that Oak Bay is too good to consider housing those eligible for low barrier housing.

How elitist.

Maybe other communities should start taking on some responsibility. This is a CRD issue and yet just one community has been carrying the bulk of the weight.

I’m not usually one to write complaints but I’m frustrated by the fact that my community has so many hotels that have been “temporarily” converted yet we see very little being done in certain other neighbourhoods. We have schools, daycares, families and seniors in our area as well.

Kathryn Blazecka

Victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich council seeks more information after hearing Uptown-Douglas plan

Council asks for further reports on economic, housing, transportation plans for corridor

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Three active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island

Since July 24, Central island has had five new cases, North one, South none

Victoria police seize replica handgun and bullets

Unrelated call leads police to functional replica

Alf Todd on a mission to fight Parkinson’s disease

Todd and group hope to raise $10,000 riding bikes to Port Alberni

Man arrested after stabbing incident at makeshift camp near Vancouver Island mall

RCMP in Parksville report 28-year-old man taken into custody without incident

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Lawsuit launched after Florida child handcuffed, booked and briefly jailed

Suit alleges “deliberate indifference” to what should have been handled as a behavioural issue

Russia approves vaccine, Putin hopes to begin mass production

Critic calls decision to proceed without thorough testing ‘dangerous and grossly immoral’

Most Read