I write you regarding the fiasco at Island View Beach. I was born and raised on the Peninsula and have resided a few miles away from Island View Beach for the past 16 years. My children and my dogs have many positive experiences at Island View beach.
Island View beach is one of the last untouched parks in the Greater Victoria area. It is where I find solice. Most visitors to the beach would agree this is their favorite beach to visit due to the fact it is tolerant of dogs/horses and most humans.
I am very displeased the CRD is not firm in their decision to leave the park ‘rules’ as they have existed up to date. If the rules change (the CRD has been contemplating a new parks plan) and if not based in reality, I will have no choice but to join the fight against.
I want a neighborhood built on tolerance and teamwork. This is how a cohesive community works!
Please stop wasting my money and my children’s on incompetent decision making. Please look at this non-issue from a perspective that works for the actual users of the park. Teach people how to co-exist with the reality of life. Our dogs are part of the family pack whether non-dog lovers like it or not. I am tired of having to tolerate their nonsense and impositions.
There has been little damage done to wildlife, at least no more than the new houses that are spattering the hillside just above. Where was the concern for birds/wildlife when building houses on top of their habitat?
It is time to find creative ways to bring all groups together on a solution not keep them in opposition!
Stacy Denton, Central Saanich