Letters: Location may not be best

Location of a proposed Tim Hortons in Sooke is absurd, says resident

I couldn’t agree more!   with your editorial of Jan. 30, 2013. “Give people a Timmy’s if they really want it, but make it safe to get to and from…”  The proposed Tim Horton location: corner of Sooke Road and Dover Street South, really is absurd.

My husband and I cannot fathom a Timmy’s  approx 100-feet from our house with a 24/7 days a week drive through, especially because we moved to Sooke 13 years ago to rid the traffic etc., of the Fraser Valley.  We fell in love with Sooke then, but are now having second thoughts, it’s quite sad really. We all retire eventually and our dreams are squashed by so-called progress.

Tim Hortons does a lot of good things for sports groups, minor hockey, soccer, etc., and we commend them for that. However, there is a time and place for everything.

The traffic congestion in this neighbourhood really is awful,  to make a left hand turn so that we can shop in Sooke is like playing Russian Roulette.  Also the school is across the road, children walking, parents trying to turn to pick them up, etc.,

This proposal really is mind boggling for a neighbourhood that is mostly residential. Therefore, please mayor, council and fellow citizens of Sooke have a long hard look  at this one.

Jacqueline Stinson Sooke