Letters

LETTERS: NDP government should give ICBC money back

LETTERS: NDP government should give ICBC money back

Re: No easy answers for ICBC mess (B.C. Views, Aug. 30) A…

  • Sep 6, 2017
LETTERS: NDP government should give ICBC money back
LETTERS: Unprovoked rudeness at restaurant upsetting

LETTERS: Unprovoked rudeness at restaurant upsetting

This letter is to the extremely rude lady and any other person…

  • Sep 6, 2017
LETTERS: Unprovoked rudeness at restaurant upsetting
Facilities such as Saanich Commonwealth Place were among the legacies of the last Commonwealth Games in Greater Victoria in 1994. Others could result from the current Games bid, says bid committee chair David Black. FILE PHOTO

DAVID BLACK: Greater Victoria’s 2022 Games bid fine-tuned, still alive

Reworked plan to be unveiled at home in advance of Commonwealth Games Federation submission

  • Sep 5, 2017
Facilities such as Saanich Commonwealth Place were among the legacies of the last Commonwealth Games in Greater Victoria in 1994. Others could result from the current Games bid, says bid committee chair David Black. FILE PHOTO
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

The initial firefighters should be loggers and first responders living in the same area as the fire

  • Sep 2, 2017
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)

Speed and weed aren’t helping ICBC

Readers call for electronic enforcement, car insurance competition

  • Aug 31, 2017
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)
LETTERS: An amazing community – but for just one day?

LETTERS: An amazing community – but for just one day?

Re: Appreciation and garbage (Our View, Aug. 23) Regarding the idea for…

  • Aug 30, 2017
LETTERS: An amazing community – but for just one day?
Construction for the first of the two towers going up between Johnson and Yates streets near Vancouver Street is well underway. One reader uses the 989 project to illustrate how new buildings cater to more affluent buyers and renters. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria building developers cater to upper-end renters, buyers

City’s moderate wage earners being shut out of housing market

  • Aug 29, 2017
Construction for the first of the two towers going up between Johnson and Yates streets near Vancouver Street is well underway. One reader uses the 989 project to illustrate how new buildings cater to more affluent buyers and renters. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS
Backyard chickens in urban Victoria environments can create problems if rules not adhered to, reader writes. Angie Mindus/Black Press

Backyard chicken pen brings rats to Victoria neighbourhood

Neighbour resents having to spend money for someone else’s problem

  • Aug 29, 2017
Backyard chickens in urban Victoria environments can create problems if rules not adhered to, reader writes. Angie Mindus/Black Press
Grizzly bear triplets with their mother. (B.C. Ministry of Forests)

Killing bears, one way or another

B.C. hunters speak out about grizzly hunt, wildlife management

  • Aug 23, 2017
Grizzly bear triplets with their mother. (B.C. Ministry of Forests)
Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid committee chair David Black believes there are many reasons why hosting the Games makes sense for the region. Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria 2022 bid committee chair offers costs/benefits of hosting Commonwealth Games

David Black says there’s never been a better time to leverage government funding for local projects

  • Aug 23, 2017
Victoria 2022 Commonwealth Games bid committee chair David Black believes there are many reasons why hosting the Games makes sense for the region. Don Denton/Black Press
Time not right for a Games bid for Victoria, tax watchdog says

Time not right for a Games bid for Victoria, tax watchdog says

Stan Bartlett wants more community input before area taxpayers asked to pay for Games

  • Aug 23, 2017
Time not right for a Games bid for Victoria, tax watchdog says
LETTER: Give money to homeless, not Games

LETTER: Give money to homeless, not Games

I don’t think it’s a great idea for Victoria to host the…

  • Aug 23, 2017
LETTER: Give money to homeless, not Games
LETTERS: Clean up your yards

LETTERS: Clean up your yards

After seeing that fire on Sooke Road and all the garbage buried…

  • Aug 23, 2017
LETTERS: Clean up your yards
LETTER: Fletcher underestimated size of ‘brush fires’

LETTER: Fletcher underestimated size of ‘brush fires’

I’ve often wondered about the accuracy of Tom Fletcher’s column B.C. Views…

  • Aug 23, 2017
LETTER: Fletcher underestimated size of ‘brush fires’
LETTERS: Sooke boardwalk, fine arts, cartoons

LETTERS: Sooke boardwalk, fine arts, cartoons

Fine arts show’s Herculean effort Yet again the volunteers and staff managed…

  • Aug 16, 2017
LETTERS: Sooke boardwalk, fine arts, cartoons
Crowds gather for a musical performance at the Tall Trees Music Festival. One Victoria reader believes Island Health, which has a plan in place for helping prevent overdoses at such events, is in fact condoning drug use. Photo courtesy of Tall Trees Music Festival

Island Health message in editorial makes little sense to News reader

Victoria News piece seems to condone drug use

  • Aug 15, 2017
Crowds gather for a musical performance at the Tall Trees Music Festival. One Victoria reader believes Island Health, which has a plan in place for helping prevent overdoses at such events, is in fact condoning drug use. Photo courtesy of Tall Trees Music Festival

LETTERS: False and misguided assumptions

Re: Sooke council’s fecklessness (Letters, July 26) Lorien Arnold’s notions about Sooke…

  • Aug 2, 2017

LETTERS: Waterways must be open to all

The federal government is reviewing the Navigation Protection Act—that’s the law that…

  • Aug 2, 2017

LETTERS: Commonwealth Games largely taxpayer sponsored

Re: Commonwealth Games committee named, News, July 12 Grab a coffee, here’s…

  • Jul 26, 2017

LETTERS: Sentence won’t act as deterrent

Re: Fenton gets four years (News, July 19) If Judge Ron Lamperson…

  • Jul 26, 2017
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