Letters: Access to lake for all

Lakes in Sooke area should be accessible to all people

I guess some people are just better than the rest of us.

The person who wrote the letter praising the CRD for providing a free canoe to use on one of the lakes up for the gate at Harbourview Road, seems, at first glance, to be painting a rosy picture, but if you read between the lines, you realize that the CRD doesn’t expect many visitors to that lake.

It almost seems as though the CRD has given exclusive rights to some minority of users who have a narrow vision of who can and can’t use the resource, and exactly how they can use it.

The lakes should be made accessible to as many people as possible, and since the average taxpayers do not care to hike any distance, it appears that some “purists”, who just don’t approve of other types of users, have successfully lobbied the CRD for what amounts to exclusive rights to this area.

N.E. McNab

Shirley

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