Composting needs better options

The Tanner Ridge community web site is a genuine reflection of the concerns that face these residents daily

Brenda Jordison (PNR letters Sept. 25) is disappointed in the tactics used by the farm and resident neighbours of Foundation Organics to force bylaw compliance on this facility.

I am sure Foundation Organics feels the same. However, I suggest the Tanner Ridge community web site is a genuine reflection of the concerns that face these residents daily. Without community context the casual visitor cannot know what is accurate and what is not. Is there inflamed rhetoric on the members forum? Yes. But the website’s purpose is not to explain the greater issues to casual visitors but to serve those already knowledgeable of those issues.

Anyone who has attended recent Central Saanich council or CRD meetings has heard and seen the scale of the respiratory, sinus, throat and migraine complaints. Are these ’socially responsible, honest community members’ organized and focussed in their purpose to restore the quality of the air they breathe? Absolutely. Do they think they have a right to hold any business accountable for its ongoing failure to meet bylaw compliance — particularly when it affects their health? Yes they do.

There are better ways to accomplish the diversion of kitchen waste from the landfill and the CRD is exploring those options.

Rebecca Cotterell

Central Saanich



Just Posted

Oak Bay mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Jury to make recommendations based on death of Elliot Eurchuk, 16

Derelict trimaran removed from Oak Bay waters

Boat has been aground near Oak Bay Marina for over five months

Confusing parking lot blamed for cars tipping into flowerbeds at Peninsula Canadian Tire

Tow and repairs cost thousands, engineer says drivers’ responsibility, Canadian Tire stay quiet

Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returns to its roots, 20 years in

Longstanding music event brings together myriad talent in various genres

Saanich says it will take months to fix a sink hole that appeared during ‘Snowmaggedon’

Roads closed in the area after the sink hole first opened in early February

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Update: Two shot, two arrested at Toronto Raptors victory rally

The team and several dignitaries, including Justin Trudeau, remained on stage

Most Read