I would like to add further comments to the write up in the PNR about a boat launch needed in Pat Bay.
I am a resident and run a company called Strait Metal Ltd. We and dozens of other companies in the Marine Industry, as well as all the customers, would benefit from a boat launch in North Saanich.
Most of the boat traffic in Greater Victoria use the closest ramp to the protected islands and that is in Sidney, at Tulista Park. This creates a bottleneck, especially since you might have to park up by the skateboard park in a field if the gate is even open, or in the Weiler Avenue area, where homeowners get frustrated with trucks and trailers parked in front of their homes.
If you are one of the local businesses that rely on trying to launch or receive your customer’s boats, it is not efficient at all and extremely frustrating.
The boating community and businesses on the Peninsula have been asking for and were promised a boat launch in North Saanich over 30 years ago. For how much the population has grown in the Greater Victoria and Peninsula area, it is time for another boat launch.
Rod Nunn, Sidney