Letters: Problems still exist with hall

East Sooke Fire Hall is still seismically and electrically unsound

As a resident of East Sooke on Raglan Place I felt compelled to inform you of the error in the caption of the photo in the May 1 edition.

It states the new fire hall will be on Raglan Place. In fact it will be located on East Sooke Road, down the road from Raglan Place. I do realize that you are only as good as the information or facts you are given at the time of your reporting. Please do not feel slighted as this is not my intention.

The residents of East Sooke previously voted to change the zoning of the particular piece of the parcel of land where the new fire hall will be built.

Concerning the existing fire hall on Coppermine Road, I believe the intention is to use it as a community hall.  Since the new fire hall is being built because the existing hall does not meet seismic concerns and has issues both mechanically and electrically.

Do you think it will be wise to use it as a community hall? God forbid when the ‘Big One’ hits and it is occupied for a function. A far better solution would be to level it and expand the adjoining park. I thoroughly enjoy your publication and please keep up the great work.

Clarence Gaber

East Sooke