Impressed by Sidney’s project plans

I must take issue with Tony Van Wouw’s letter contained in your October 8 edition of the Peninsula News Review.

I must take issue with Tony Van Wouw’s letter contained in your October 8 edition of the Peninsula News Review.

He objects to the Town of Sidney doing infrastructure projects such as traffic calming on Resthaven Avenue, electronic speed signs and other improvements he suggests are unnecessary.

Having lived in many municipalities across Canada, I continue to be amazed by how well the Town of Sidney maintains and continually improves its infrastructure while still maintaining one of the lowest combined municipal tax rates in the capital region. This is in large part due to a town council with vision and a Town staff that can complete these projects in-house at a reasonable cost.

Sidney is largely a senior community and in a perfect world, people would not have mobility issues as they age and everyone would obey speed restrictions and crosswalks at intersections.

Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world and the use of speed indicators and flashing crosswalk signs have proven to be effective to enhance the safety of pedestrians, especially when they may need additional time to safely cross the street.

Kudos to the Town of Sidney council and staff for continuing to make Sidney a special place to live and for continuing to put its citizens first.

Paul Larkin

Sidney

 

Just Posted

Sidney house fire caused by unattended appliance

Saanich Peninsula fire crews were called to a kitchen fire in Sidney… Continue reading

Feasting geese concern farmers

For farmers on the Saanich Peninsula, cereal crops like corn are starting… Continue reading

Cycling Without Age raises funds for program

Free rides for seniors coming to Sidney

Feast of Fields settles in for the summer of 2018

Vancouver Island Feast set for Kildara Farms in North Saanich on Aug. 26

An upstart ferry company might be a Malahat alternative

A new ferry service might alleviate Malahat congestion. Dogwood Ferries is a… Continue reading

New stage highlight of Brentwood Bay Festival

Peninsula Country Market vendors and music accompany start of summer celebration

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Sidney painter also a preacher

Patrick Chu opens new studio; off to China this month

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Helping B.C.’s helpers cope

The MRT has helped almost 7,000 first responders and street workers in 57 communities in B.C.

Border officials argue B.C. man’s Facebook posts threat to Canada’s security

A B.C. Supreme Court judge acquitted Othman Hamdan of terrorism charges last September

Search for capsized fishers near Tofino enters fourth day

“There’s a lot of shock in the community in terms of how we could end up at this place.”

B.C. announces $75M to help friends, family care for seniors at home

Funding will go towards respite care and adult day programs

Most Read