Helene Harrison (letters Dec. 10) is proud of Shirley residents “whose career and life experiences, skill sets, levels of education, information and intelligence” who acted as one in rejecting composting in the Sooke Hills.
Her belief that she writes “On behalf of everyone who lives here” is not true. Her assertion that Mr. Laing a “big bad wolf…villain…young man” who behaved deceitfully, is not universally accepted.
Fortunately there are citizens who can listen to opposing views, treat their opponents with dignity and rebut without rancor. Such citizens are the real worth of any community, Shirley included.