Letters: No need for another dog park

Big city attitudes don't belong in Sooke says letter writer

I cannot understand why we need an off-leash dog park. There are many places in and around Sooke that already are people/dog parks.

Whiffin Spit is one such spot where dogs can run, jump, play and swim to their heart’s content while still under effective control by their owners. Whiffin Spit already has all the amenities that any dog and its owner could wish.

One of the biggest things that bothers me is that if an “official” off-leash dog park is created, wasting taxpayers money, is that by creating such an area it could lead to areas in Sooke where dogs will be banned from being off leash or just being banned completely.

We moved here from Victoria 15 years ago to get away from such rules and regulations. If anybody here wants an off-leash dog park they should move to Victoria or elsewhere where such areas are already mandated by the local government. In reality they should have considered this when they chose to move here.

We do not need more rules and regulations, and we certainly do not need more fences — we need less fences.

It would be greatly appreciated that when people move here to Sooke that they leave their Victoria or big city attitudes back where they came from and enjoy the freedom that we do have here in this wonderful town.

Thomas and Storm Kowalchuk

Sooke