Question was asked, answered

I have read the recent letters to the editor regarding the VAA Gateway retail project and now add my voice to those who oppose it.

I have read the recent letters to the editor regarding the VAA Gateway retail project and now add my voice to those who oppose it.

The Peninsula News Review is a great paper that I have enjoyed since returing to Sidney in 1989, however, I totally disagree with the editorial in the August 7 edition, which asks: “Why does the downtown core have to stop at the articificial boundary of the highway?”

This question was argued when Marie Roscoe was mayor. After lengthy discussion, the plan to put in a Costco big box store on VAA land on the west side of the highway was defeated.

Allow me to add my support to other letter writers, Caroline Whitehead, Clive Tanner, Hewitt Helmsing, Jon Blair, Bertha McCrea, Valeria and Louise Worrall in their opposition to this project.

Peter Chance, Sidney

Just Posted

Tomato planting controversy inspires Victoria author’s book on transforming cities

Woman behind the Collinson street mural pens third book

Stem cell donor with rare genetic makeup needed to save Saanich man after cancer returns

Jeremy Chow is half Canton Chinese, half British and needs a donor with a similar ethnic background

Victoria Humane Society needs volunteers after flood of puppies and kittens

Pregnant cats, dogs and their litters are in need of foster care

Police identify man found dead in Saanich, seek his backpack and shoes

Investigators seek shoes, backpack that Andrew Michael Sidor was seen wearing

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Most Read