Letters: Sooke fine the way it is

Creating a seaside community in Sooke is plastic says letter writer

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the world’s economy is in shambles, and we in Sooke are not immune to that. How would you encourage small businesses to “update and modernize their exteriors” when just staying open is a constant struggle?

Developers already pay for most infrastructure, and again, in case you hadn’t noticed, sales of new real estate product is down. Realism is required.

How about doing more shopping locally, and support those businesses that are struggling?

How about easing up on many of the regulations regarding development, so there might be a bit left over to ‘put in a pot.’

I love Sooke. To try to create some plastic “seaside community” to attract seniors to retire here is just silly.  Sooke is a very attractive, and very real place with history and character. If you prefer a phony little tourist attraction, go to Las Vegas.

A.J. Barber

Sooke

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