Letters: Ocean views please

Port Renfrew resident would have liked tourist resort in Juan de Fuca

I would like to comment on Mr. N.E. MacNab’s letter of Oct. 29 regarding the route that our government made into a ‘circle route’ a few years ago for tourists to go from Victoria through Port Renfrew and then east to Lake Cowichan and on to Hwy. 1.

As we live in Port Renfrew (17 yrs. now) and have seen the improvements and the tourists arriving, I have to agree with him regarding Ender Ilkay’s proposal to develop a large section of land along the way. We attended a community meeting regarding this years ago and met Mr. Ilkay and thought his ideas were great and looked forward to seeing them come to fruition. As usual, a good idea gets shot down and replaced with uglier ones like pipelines and LNG plants, etc.

Personally, we quite enjoy seeing the ocean in places now since more logging has been done and just wish someone would come along and clean out all the rest of those ugly old alders along the roadside. We love the evergreens but those spindly things should come down as they’re usually the ones to get blown down over our power lines and cause blackouts too often. We can’t believe Hydro would rather fix the troubles than prevent some of them from happening.

Hopefully some day our government will see the light and allow this development to go ahead and we just might live long enough to see it.

Pat and Pete McGregor

Port Renfrew