Tree safety in Langford; having fun with curler derby

Tree protection in Langford; enjoying roller derby

Langford provided many possibilities for public enter

I want to clear up some misconceptions surrounding Langford council’s resolution to enact a tree safety bylaw.

Above all, we really feel that there’s overwhelming public assist for this bylaw. Individuals have voiced their assist for this measure at latest council conferences, and individually I and different council members have heard from the general public on quite a few events requesting this type of motion.

Council selected to work swiftly in direction of adopting a bylaw just because there have been just a few conditions of unauthorized tree removing. Inclement climate and scheduling conflicts within the days main as much as Christmas have been elements that decided the dates of the council conferences.

Regrettably, some have taken difficulty with the character of the tree-cutting bylaw and have unfold what we really feel is deliberate misinformation in regards to the bylaw’s legality.

We’ve got heard these considerations additionally, and out of an abundance of warning employees gave this bylaw a re-examination and introduced council with a barely reworded tree safety bylaw final Monday.

Equally, others have prompt that the bylaw was rushed, and didn’t present a possibility for public session, but everybody who wished to handle council on this matter was afforded a possibility to be heard through the previous three council conferences and will once more deal with council on this matter when it comes ahead for adoption in February.

Once more, the general public assist for this initiative has been overwhelming.

Council final Monday additionally initiated a plan to develop an overarching city forest administration technique for Langford. We count on that this work will embody alternatives for public enter. When the tree administration technique is accomplished, it’s anticipated to interchange the present, and just lately adopted, tree safety bylaw. We count on that the technique will probably be accomplished by the summer time.

Scott Goodmanson
Mayor of Langford

Cruise ship advantages is likely to be incorrect

I’m positively not towards cruise ships docking in Victoria, having been lucky to have the ability to disembark from a few cruises in Victoria somewhat than Vancouver and having to then take the ferry again to the Island.

I do, nonetheless, query how a lot worth cruise passengers deliver to our honest metropolis. Each final 12 months and this 12 months, the cruise ship schedule exhibits many cruises arriving at 7 p.m. or later after which departing round midnight.

I think about that it takes near 90 minutes for the ships to dock, passengers to disembark after which make their means downtown.

This doesn’t depart a lot time for individuals to spend cash right here. I’d similar to to know the way the advantages are calculated.

Alanna Wrean

What guidelines of the street? What site visitors indicators?

The drivers of the Amazon supply vans racing round our metropolis streets have to be pressed and pressured to get the job carried out.

In any other case why would they be dashing in each instructions up and down my one-way road every day? Or maybe if you end up as massive as Amazon, such native trivia as site visitors indicators don’t apply.

Simply honk and drive, child.

John Fry

Extra excessive reward for health-care employees

Having spent the evening of Jan. 13 within the emergency room of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, I’ve a better understanding of, and sympathy for our health-care employees.

It was overwhelming to witness what they need to cope with frequently. It was unimaginable for them to cope with the each want of each affected person.

They did their greatest from the nurses, orderlies, cleansing employees and plenty of others. I additionally felt sorry for the numerous weak, unhappy circumstances that I noticed there. Nobody ought to have to attend hours and hours with little or no consideration or data, as to what’s going on.

One younger lady was handed out for over and hour within the washroom earlier than somebody instructed employees. I used to be grateful to be wholesome sufficient to endure a somewhat uncomfortable evening in a chair recliner, when others have been in a lot worse form.

I’m praying for a authorities that has integrity and empathy for the individuals in our quick declining Canada.

Jean Noone

Aiming for the massive prize in an excellent plan

Let me congratulate former premier John Horgan on his braveness to commit 16 billion of our tax and hydro-rate {dollars} to finishing former-former premier Christy Clark’s Web site C dam.

Each had braveness to disregard First Nations complaints about treaty violations (in fact we violate treaties — duh) and even rebuked the UN Excessive Fee on Human Rights once they mentioned they need to cease and ask First Nations.

The place does the UN come off telling us what to do? Better of all, they ignored the whiners who thought cash ought to be spent on well being or housing or training or different foolish frills.

Now Premier David Eby will understand the massive prize. Utilizing Web site C to subsidize LNG? Nicely that actually is the massive prize, solely we’re not presupposed to say it out loud.

So we’ll speak in regards to the prize of flooding the Peace Valley, lastly ending silly discuss B.C. meals safety. We get our meals from California. Sure, they do typically have dry spells and typically it rains, however we’ve religion: Belief the market.

Lastly, if anybody thought we’d get meals from the Fraser Valley, overlook that. Our LNG export, supported by Web site C, will assist destabilize local weather, wiping out the Fraser Valley. And scorching the Okanagan, by the way in which.

This plan is sensible on so many ranges.

Greg Holloway

Nothing higher than watching curler derby

Re: “Teen picked for nationwide roller-derby squad impressed by graphic novel,” Jan. 15.

I completely beloved the front-page article on Naomi Morrell and curler derby.

Our daughter, “Candy Sufferin,” skated with Rink Minks out of Courtenay for a few years. We attended many derbies at Archie Browning enviornment in Esquimalt and others at Fuller Lake, Nanaimo and Comox.

Through the years we met such fantastic individuals as “Jack Widow,” “Goody 2 Sneakers” (R.I.P.), “Kitty Glitter,” “Rainbow Fright” and plenty of others, from refs to occasion announcers. As nicely, among the followers are an occasion unto themselves.

Nothing melts my senior’s coronary heart greater than a tattooed feminine on eight wheels with a smile.

Naomi, you’ve chosen a most fantastic sport, the place the sportsmanship, camaraderie and mutual respect is one thing to behold.

“Go Go Rollergirl …”

Joe Hronek

That 5 per cent makes it robust for the remainder

Re: “Most canine homeowners will respect the foundations,” letter, Jan. 11.

Sure, they’ll.

The fact is that there’s all the time 5 per cent of the inhabitants that makes life depressing and nasty for almost all.

Whether or not it’s negligent canine homeowners, truckers shutting down the capital, road-rage of us or problematic workers at a office, they’ll proceed to be a presence in our day-to-day lives.

Sadly, training, authorized admonishment and different societal norms are merely ignored by these of us.

John Stevenson

One other view of the Sussexes’ go to right here

Re: “How Vancouver Island escape led to Harry and Meghan’s break up with Royal Household,” Jan. 11.

As a North Saanich resident, I used to be, like virtually each sentient being on the Peninsula, conscious of the royals’ keep right here. Your personal editor wrote a letter to his readers reminding us that even when we knew the place they have been staying, to depart them alone. I feel we did as requested. And I do know of people that had enjoyable directing the hapless paparazzi to far-off websites once they requested for instructions. We have been all in on this one.

Once more, your individual paper reported that Captain Miles Arsenault, proprietor of Bay to Bay Charters, refused a pleasant chunk of change to take just a few American and Japanese reporters over to get a very good shot from the water of Mille Fleurs, the property the place the Sussexes have been staying.

He was simply beginning a enterprise and will have used the cash. He mentioned of the couple, nicely, “perhaps they’ll name and say, ‘Hey let’s go for a journey’.” Don’t assume they did.

Deep Cove Market posted a “press-free zone” in order that media from Italy, Japan, the US and Britain would depart her clients alone. She thought the British reporters had been “very good” to her employees as nicely.

Discover that these should not simply British media making life troublesome.

And eventually, due to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the CBC, we lastly realized that we (the taxpayers) have been chargeable for almost $334,000 in safety safety for Harry after which Meghan, protecting his journeys to see her in Toronto and their quick keep right here in North Saanich, a Christmas present from us to Harry and Meghan for a cool $93,000.

I don’t bear in mind them thanking us. They left as shortly as they got here.

Virginia Watson-Rouslin
North Saanich

Loads of time for Pluto and for Better Victoria

Re: “Let’s give Pluto its correct place,” letter, Jan. 12.

I’d prefer to reassure the author, who worries that the planets will amalgamate earlier than Pluto regains its standing.

Even when it takes a Plutonian 12 months for our photo voltaic system to unite, that point span equals 248 years on Earth, which ought to coincide with the occasion of Better Victoria getting its act collectively.

The celebration of each miracles will probably be nothing in need of galactic.

Kate Soles


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