Last time I looked, most people who have relocated to Victoria did so because of the mild climate.
Watching our guests delight in the unexpected palms is right up there with enjoying kiwi fruit and the antics of Anna’s hummingbirds; all are non-native and alien species.
Oak Bay council’s decision to debate and eventually undermine the well-organized palm sale initiative by Oak Bay Tourism is both joyless and suffering from a lack of materiality.
Is it illegal, immoral or harmful? No? Then let it pass and get on to issues of consequence.