LETTERS: Farms the best land use

Why on earth do we need more shopping on the Saanich Peninsula?

The Victoria Airport Authority has some land in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) by the Pat Bay Highway at Beacon Avenue in Sidney.

Why is the Airport Authority not improving it for agriculture to produce locally grown food for us all to enjoy? Surely this would be the best use for the land and for the local community.

Instead another shopping precinct is proposed. This in a region where empty retail abounds.

There are numerous empty store fronts in Sidney, Brentwood Bay and Saanichton.

Why on earth do we need more shopping?

This development is being presented as ‘exciting’. This is exciting only to those developers hoping to make a profit.

For the rest of us, shopping precincts and malls are the furthest away from exciting as you can get.

This land should be improved and farmed.

Bert Slater, North Saanich

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