Letters: Solution was there, once

Uproar from residents can create something no one wants or likes

Read your front page story and editorial referring to the Marine Trail lot.

Brought back memories of when the Lions were spearheading a drive to acquire the portion of the golf course that the city was not getting.

The purpose was to build a seniors’ extended care facility, respite facility, medical office spaces along with meeting places for seniors and other local groups.

The uproar from some local residents negated that objective, and now that land still sits as an eyesore and an embarrassment.

A letter to the editor this week calls for a home for a seniors’ drop-in centre.

What a coincidence and shame, that loud voices a few years back prevented what could have been.

Mike Thomas

Sooke