LETTERS: Otter Point Road is not Sooke’s dump

I was walking my dog on Otter Point Road on Oct. 29, when I noticed in plain sight right across from Farmer Drive, a large pile of dumped tree branches and clippings. A little bit up the road, on the same side, another big pile of dumped branches.

Were the dumpers in that much of a hurry, not to get caught dumping in the bush, so they just dumped right there on the side of the road?

Otter Point Road is not the Sooke dump, but everybody seems to think so.

Everywhere you look, there are garden clippings, tree branches and garbage dumped in the ditches all along the road from one end to the other end.

Do you think Mainroad is going to pick this mess up? I don’t think so. It has enough on its plate, picking up dead animals, fixing potholes, and keeping the drains clean of debris and leaves.

So use your heads and stop dumping on Otter Point Road and all other roads that you like to dump on. They are not the dump.

Sure would be nice to see clean ditches and the sides of the roads again.

C.J. Malowney, Sooke

Just Posted

Sooke cannabis report does little to answer production questions

Council is trying to get ahead of the issue

Peninsula Streams Society to restore 120 metres of Colquitz Watershed

With goal of contributing to the recovery of cutthroat and coho salmon

Indigenous peoples celebrated at Royal Roads

June 21 event includes host of activities as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day

Sidney Museum donates 60,000 Lego bricks to local schools

Sidney, Deep Cove, ḰELSET, Brentwood, Keating and Cordova Bay elementary schools get Lego avalanche

Victoria Weekender: What’s happening this weekend, June 15-16

Car Free YYJ, a barber battle and an Outdoor Discovery Day

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read