As affordable is it can be

I have been meaning for some time to comment on the now almost-completed Canora Mews

I have been meaning for some time to comment on the now almost-completed Canora Mews. Having just read the Oct. 17 letter from Hildegard Horie prompted me to do so now.

I live across the street from the Canora Mews development and welcome our new neighbours to what I feel is a vast improvement to that corner. As soon as one house is completed, it becomes occupied, which attests to the fact that single family housing is indeed very much needed on the Peninsula.

I am surprised at Ms. Horie’s statement the the housing will cause taxes to rise and will bring with it an increase in crime. Does that mean that any time a family moved into a new housing development there is risk of crime increasing in that area? Don’t property owners pay taxes to their municipality?

As far as the comment that this housing is not affordable, the quick possession of each house in succession proves that it is as affordable as any housing can be in this high-cost Capital Region housing market.

Thanks to North Saanich council for approving this much-needed development.

Dale McPherson

Sidney